Christmas classics: The Bishop’s Wife

Probably not as well-known as some of the other Christmas classics,this is a favorite because the suave and sexy Cary Grant is improbably cast as an angel…an angel with a devilish glint in his eye. Delicious! Released in 1947, the film was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including best picture, best director, and best music. 


Favorite scene: drinking sherry with the Professor and oddly-behaving wine glasses.

B & W/not rated/109 minutes.                                   

Cary Grant                    Dudley
Loretta Young             Julia Brougham
David Niven                  Bishop Henry Brougham
Monty Wooley             Professor Wutheridge
James Gleason             Sylvester
Gladys Cooper              Mrs. Hamilton (aka Henry Higgins mother in                                                                       My Fair Lady)
Elsa Lanchester           Mathilda, the housekeeper (aka Katie Nanna                                                                           in Mary Poppins)

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