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The Bells of St. Mary's ()

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Father O'Malley the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way' continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict work together in an attempt to save the school, though their differing methods often lead to good-natured disagreements. (imdb)

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1. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 09 cengaveri
78T9
Dec 25, 2017 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
90T8
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
80T9
Aug 09, 2017 WarrenWho WarrenWho
65T4
Sep 19, 2017 izwt936g
100T10
Jul 06, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jun 23, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
79T8
Jun 22, 2017 mjbreuer
78T8
May 11, 2017 kupfertj
68T5
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
66T7
Jan 23, 2017 Buff
45T7
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
90T6
Jan 08, 2017 Jimmy_Suede Jimmy Suede
85T9
Nov 28, 2016 Ronin22
58T7
Nov 15, 2016 ehk2 ehk2
11T2
What a waste! Bergman in those sister's clothes... in a "religious blockbuster"! after Maria of Spain, after Ilsa of Casablanca, and Spellbound, Joan of Arc, Notorious, etc. within few years!!!
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
80T8
Jun 29, 2016 ehchandler
95T9
Jun 18, 2016 rizuko
86T8
Jun 17, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
33T5
Apr 26, 2016 dean_
10T10
Apr 18, 2016 cattymills
65T5
Apr 08, 2016 mschlee10
70T5
Apr 07, 2016 samurai
70T5
Mar 05, 2016 tgant
94T7
Feb 24, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
17T9
Star Rating: ★★★★1/2
Dec 18, 2015 graham2128
80T7
Dec 17, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
31T4
Oct 27, 2015 rTrueFilm r/TrueFilm
75T5
Oct 23, 2015 Magmadiver Magmadiver
91T9
Aug 05, 2015 jackinthebox jackinthebox
60T4
Aug 01, 2015 neilapetra
98T6
Jul 17, 2015 thirdeye42
68T3
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 10, 2015 boothmillard
60T5
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70T6
Apr 13, 2015 10kfilms
70T7
Jan 10, 2015 Caracortada
60T6
Dec 16, 2014 DalenQuaice Dalen_Quaice
50T6
Dec 11, 2014 SlrSoapbox SlrSoapbox
50T2
I enjoyed Ingrid Bergman as a tomboyish nun, but otherwise found this incredibly boring.
Dec 01, 2014 undinum undinum
100T10
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
70T7
Nov 07, 2014 Marbor Marte Olsen
78T7
Oct 31, 2014 thomas_d
94T7
Oct 28, 2014 Hopscotch Hopscotch
77T6
Oct 05, 2014 cfk cfk
4T3
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
50T5
Sep 14, 2014 TechnoAllah
80T4
Aug 08, 2014 roujin roujin
70T8
Jul 19, 2014 DougieD
70T4
Apr 30, 2014 Warren Warren
62T2
A feel-good family-friendly drama that's slight and heartwarming to a fault. There are plenty of cutesy child actors and life lessons to go around, as you'd expect. Bergman has some enjoyable moments (a subplot about her teaching a young boy how to box is good fun), and she's reliably good anyway, but Crosby's Father O'Malley is just a terribly uninteresting character. The songs, while admittedly not bogging the film down too much, drag on as well.
Apr 22, 2014 kogepanic nosyparker
40T2
Dec 21, 2013 glkramer
79T6
Dec 07, 2013 dissolve
7T8
Nov 03, 2013 fakesenator fakesenator
93T10
Sep 22, 2013 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
58T2
Crosby's O'Malley is as annoying to watch as in Going My Way, but at least Bergman provides a somewhat interesting foil. How can you not enjoy seeing her dressed as a nun, teaching a child to box. Still, it gets old and the whole thing is hideously naive in a strangely repugnant way.
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
40T3
Aug 08, 2013 ecalder ecalder
41T1
Jul 28, 2013 chiphall72
78T8
Jul 15, 2013 pjdevitt
84T7
Jul 03, 2013 filmcricket
70T8
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
80T8
Jun 03, 2013 Nick_Hamden Nick Hamden (Gorgon Reviews)
40T3
Who cares about these nuns?
Jun 01, 2013 ShogunRua ShogunRua
38T3
Hasn't aged well. Despite good performances and occasional humor, it's too long, poorly paced, and even McCarey's direction can't save the dull story. Also, why is the parson playing matchmaker for a man who abandoned his wife and child 13 years ago? I feel sorry for old man Bogardus, who is hounded by a smug singing parson and his selfish, harpy pack of vicious nuns! And to add insult to injury, his own doctor tells the parson what the old bastard is dying of. Lousy and disappointing.
Mar 31, 2013 andymalafaia andymalafaia
60T7
Mar 02, 2013 PatsLondon Pats_London
64T2
Jan 08, 2013 Woody92 Woody92
84T4
Dec 15, 2012 CinematicESP CinematicESP
74T3
Wholesome and charming without getting too saccharine. The episodic structure works for the most part, though some scenes could stand some trimming,seemingly designed to let performances or songs go on as long as possible.
Dec 11, 2012 gdog13cavs
45T7
Nov 15, 2012 Ronin21
76T6
Nov 06, 2012 TheSaberfool TheSaberfool
39T4
Sep 12, 2012 BCSWowbagger
89T10
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
67T5
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
70T9
Apr 09, 2012 bnilsen23
85T8
Mar 28, 2012 jethro
92T9
Feb 29, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
66T6
Feb 18, 2012 Raimondi
80T10
Feb 02, 2012 pzingg
78T2
Jan 31, 2012 saudade saudade
50T3
Jan 05, 2012 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Dec 26, 2011 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
100T10
Nov 23, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
58T7
May 22, 2011 rant1229 rant1229
2T3
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
65T7
Mar 26, 2011 TNMomof5
85T4
Mar 19, 2011 NRM01
47T3
Feb 12, 2011 OfTheAllies OfTheAllies
60T5
Jan 06, 2011 kyvetti kyvetti
58T4
Dec 11, 2010 kastenm kastenm
67T5
Oct 23, 2010 screentime
72T7
Oct 15, 2010 roger1
90T6
Oct 12, 2010 Scottathon Scottathon
76T7
Oct 01, 2010 tyoda
92T10
Sep 23, 2010 rudolf55
78T5
Sep 22, 2010 Al Chambers
56T1
Aug 12, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
74T7
May 05, 2010 Valenzetti Valenzetti
55T2
Mar 11, 2010 keskin keskin
62T5
Mar 05, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
71T7
You've got to credit director Leo McCarey on this one. The screenplay is straight-up conventional sentimentality, but the realization is much more delicate and nuanced. Only the (studio decreed?) musical interludes hit the wrong note, as the sumblimated romance between Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict fuels this parable of rehabilitation. McCarey's long takes draw you in, and the framing in the conversations doesn't jackrabbit between shot/reverse-shot, but rather brings everyone together.
Jan 31, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
90T9
A little too heartwarming, but Ingrid Bergman and the natural acting of the little kids in the Christmas play make it work.
Jan 31, 2010 rocketfuel
91T10
Jan 19, 2010 onetwothree
50T5
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
51T1
994
Dec 24, 2009 Cantankerous Cantankerous
89T10
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
84T8
Oct 25, 2009 SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
5T6
Sep 16, 2009 JosiahH
75T5
Sep 12, 2009 negative
2T6
Sep 05, 2009 dagda2
82T6
Aug 26, 2009 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
45T1
Just brimming with wholesomeness, a perfect little world where everyone is nice and everything works out in the end. It's enough sugar-coated fluff to choke you to death. And it's not even entertaining fluff. The characters are likeable, but it doesn't matter much when the entire cast is so perfect and good-natured. The situations are predictable and the songs are dull. I admit the movie is feel-good, but it doesn't work very hard to earn it.
Aug 20, 2009 eriond
100T10
Aug 18, 2009 Zackrobat
67T2
May 22, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
66T7
Apr 17, 2009 imdb imdb
74T9
Apr 05, 2009 demonhatesme
80T6
Mar 15, 2009 dotetin
0T2
Feb 24, 2009 abricru abricru
85T10
Feb 05, 2009 welike
20T5
Dec 21, 2008 Kalmah7
63T3
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
51T1
978
Oct 10, 2008 paris1919 paris1919
78T6
Sep 15, 2008 adelyn18 adelyn18
60T6
Aug 08, 2008 SandyR SandyR
90T9
Aug 06, 2008 goran
46T3
Jul 18, 2008 rsinparis
98T9
Jun 06, 2008 PJH PJH
68T4
May 06, 2008 tmaustin89
92T10
Apr 27, 2008 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
72T4
Apr 23, 2008 Esmerodo Esmerodo
40T2
Apr 23, 2008 bob bob
74T6
Apr 14, 2008 Gody85 Gody85
61T8
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
0T1
Mar 15, 2008 AnnMovie AnnMovie
90T7
A very nice film, and a very nice story.:)
Mar 03, 2008 Sofiatti Sofiatti
92T9
Jan 08, 2008 smcqueen smcqueen
65T7
Dec 19, 2007 bigloser
72T8
Dec 03, 2007 yesnid
50T5
Aug 02, 2007 Travisbickle Travisbickle
65T2
Jul 27, 2007 TroyAnderson
55T5
May 08, 2007 Malcym
7T8
May 06, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60T6
Mar 01, 2007 TheDiceman TheDiceman
55T5
Not bad.
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