• The Bishop's Wife (1948)

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

Awards

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