The Bells Of St. Mary's

1945, Movie, NR, 126 mins


Touchingly sentimental, but strong in all the right places. The sequel to GOING MY WAY is nearly as good as its predecessor. Bing Crosby is trouble-shooting priest Father Chuck O'Malley, who's sent to the financially ailing St. Mary's. There he runs smack into charming, clever Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman), a mother superior who rules her students with a gentle but decisive hand. She is too rigid for Father O'Malley and he's too permissive for her, setting up a confrontation of styles that's a joy to behold. It's a gentle, uplifting story, and features some fine songs by Crosby, including "Adeste Fidelis," "In the Land of Beginning Again," and the sprightly "Aren't You Glad You're You." The two leads are seamless all the way home. leave a comment

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