The Bells of St. Mary's Poster

Release Date: 1945

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) is transferred to the Roman Catholic inner-city school St. Mary's, where he quickly falls into conflict with its headmistress, Sister Mary (Ingrid Bergman). Their primary disagreement has to do with the deteriorating school itself. Father O'Malley feels it should be abandoned and the children sent to other schools. Sister Mary and the other nuns, however, believe there is still hope, possibly in the form of charity from a wealthy business owner (Henry Travers).

Cast: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan, Ruth Donnelly, Joan Carroll, Martha Sleeper, Rhys Williams

Director: Leo McCarey

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rainbow Productions

Keywords: Fall, School, New York City, Heartwarming, Rivalry, Transformation, Melodramatic, Friendship, Rescue, 1940s


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