Friday, December 13, 2013

Wrapping up the Week with "The Bishops Wife" Film #8

Gentle Friends I wanted to wrap this week of fun Christmas Films with a hum-dinger!!  One of the top Films of the Season.... 

....."The Bishops Wife" - 1947 - starring David Niven, Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Monty Woolley and Gladys Cooper.  A wonderful film that works on so many levels.  A superb cast in great rolls; snappy writing; superbly paced editing and some super music!  The final cast were not the original choices... The original casting choices were: David Niven was to play the Angel, Dana Andrews the Bishop and  Theresa Wright as the Wife - what a different film that would have made.  The story in a nutshell....."A Bishop trying to build a new grand Cathedral prays fro guidance.  An angel arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising."  

I watch this film two or three times over the Season and have seen it few dozen times, and it never gets old or boring - that's what makes it a true "Christmas Classic!!"

I found this clip of the Mitchel Boys choir singing "O Sing to God" from the film.  It's a super number ....

A little tid-bit about this film is that yesterdays film "The Man Who Came to Dinner"'s star Monty Woolley is a featured actor in this film, playing a Professor of Ancient History.

Today is the last day to sign up for my Christmas Film Gift-a-Way, you can click HERE to go back to the Post and leave a comment there to Enter. That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Oh The Bishop's Wife is my all time favorite!!!

  2. One of my all-time favorite films : )

  3. I've watched this film twice this week. It never get's old and Cary Grant is spot on in this role.

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the Jewels book and it is now passing along through my friends.

  5. What a very beautiful film to have, I sometimes watch Christmas movies in the summer, this is one of my favorites. Thank-you for sharing the clip of the Boys singing.
    You do have a very extensive collection.
    Merry Christmas in the Name of Jesus..

  6. That's so funny -- I just put this on my watch list to watch again! lol! Love this one!

  7. What a delightful film. Have a great week-end!

  8. I've enjoyed your posts on the films tremendously. I've never seen this one, The Bishop's Wife, but am going to make a point of finding it so I can watch! Thanks for sharing all your favorites, Edgar!

  9. the Bishops wife is one of my favorite movies. Merry christmas.