#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family’s affections, as Christmas approaches.
Plot: An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family’s affections, as Christmas approaches.
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Touched by an angel
Dudley, the angel, comes to earth to teach a thing or two to the people of this town, or so it seems. He touches everyone he encounters in a positive way. The message is how we humans get so involved in things that are so unimportant that we miss the big picture.
This film, directed by Henry Koster, is a classic. In fact, I am surprised it doesn’t play more during Christmas, or maybe I have missed seeing it around that time of the year that is the setting for the angel’s appearance. It seems as though Dudley is pointing to the arrival of Christmas at a time, perhaps, when the season had still a non-commercial aspect and it was, after all, a family affair.
The cast was exceptional. Cary Grant is Dudley, the man/angel who turns everything he touches into a lesson on how to be kind. Julia, the bishop’s wife, plays the neglected woman with conviction. David Niven plays the preoccupied bishop who is trying to bring the moneyed people of town to his side in order to erect his monument to his own ego.
Gladys Cooper is also a distinguished face in the film. She is Mrs. Hamilton who learns a thing or two about humility. Elsa Lanchester was a happy figure in whatever film she appeared. Monty Woolley, as the professor is also effective. James Gleason was one of the most prolific character actors of his generation. He is excellent as Sylvester, the taxi driver who befriends Julia and Dudley. Their ice skating sequence is one of the best things of the film.
This is a film to treasure.
One of the kindest, gentlest, most beautiful movies ever made…
A good script and inspired casting is what makes this film a real winner.
Cary Grant as Dudley the Angel has a charm that transcends his role.
When he enters a room his presence fills the screen — you know he is there even if you cannot always see him.
Loretta Young (who was a last minute replacement) is positively luminescent when she gazes into Dudley’s face.
This goes for Elsa Lanchester and Gladys Cooper (the staff at the Bishop’s house) too — they have absolute adoration in their countenance. Not hard to do with Cary Grant I am sure — but they take it to the spiritual level.
David Niven gives just the right amount of disbelief and cynicism as the Bishop that may have lost his faith.
I have always enjoyed performances by Monty Wooley and again he is perfectly cast as the self-described “has-been scholar.”
The special effects are wonderful for a time (1947) when special effects were pretty much in their infancy.
Movie books classify “The Bishop’s Wife” as a fantasy — but there is so much more there than that.
It is a love story, a comedy, a drama and an all around inspiring film.
“Peace on Earth; good will towards men.”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Henry Koster
Writer Robert E. Sherwood (screenplay), Leonardo Bercovici (screenplay), Robert Nathan (novel)
Actors Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Production Company Samuel Goldwyn Company
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,005 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm