The Cardinal Poster

Release Date: August 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
On his path to the College of Cardinals, Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon), a newly ordained Catholic priest, is confronted with family, personal and social crises that cause him spiritual turmoil. First, his sister (Carol Lynley) conceives a child out of wedlock; then he is tempted away from the Church by a woman (Romy Schneider) ; later he contends with racial bigotry within the Church and encounters Nazism in Austria. Will Stephen overcome his trials and reach the rank of cardinal?

Cast: Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley, John Huston, Dorothy Gish, Maggie McNamara, Bill Hayes, Cameron Prud'Homme

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Otto Preminger Films

Keywords: 1930s, Temptation, 1940s, Transformation, Inspiring, Forbidden love, Rise, Sister, Passionate


Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama