• The Bishop's Wife (1948)

    Powered by JustWatch
The Bishop's Wife

Release Date: February 16th, 1948

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley (Cary Grant), who claims to be an angel. Henry is skeptical, then annoyed when Dudley ingratiates himself into the household as his assistant -- and worse, wins the attentions of Henry's long-suffering and kindly wife (Loretta Young). When Dudley continues to intervene in Henry's struggles, the bishop decides to challenge heaven.

Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Haden

Director: Henry Koster

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Distributors: Pioneer Entertainment, Home Box Office (HBO) [us], RKO Radio Pictures, Embassy Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Nelson Entertainment [us]

Keywords: Office, Temptation, 1940s, Sacrifice, Love, Amusing, Heartwarming, Marriage, Engaging, Wife

Similar Movies

A Guy Named Joe
A Guy Named Joe

When adventurous World War II bomber pilot Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy) dies in an aerial attack after ordering the crew to safety, he meets "the General," a legendary dead pilot who assigns Pete to...

Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) is killed in a plane crash on the way to a championship fight. Unfortunately, Joe wasn't supposed to die and is brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager an...

Stream Online
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life

After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and...

Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Sound Recording
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)