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The Nun's Story

The Nun's Story(1959)

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Brief Synopsis

A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.

Cast & Crew

Fred Zinnemann Director
Audrey Hepburn Gabrielle "Gaby" Van der Mal, also known as Sister Luke
Peter Finch Dr. Fortunati
Dame Edith Evans Mother Emmanuel
Dame Peggy Ashcroft Mother Mathilde
Dean Jagger Dr. Van der Mal
Mildred Dunnock Sister Margharita
Beatrice Straight Mother Christophe
Patricia Collinge Sister William
Rosalie Crutchley Sister Eleanor
Ruth White Mother Marcella
Barbara O'Neil Mother Katherine
Margaret Phillips Sister Pauline

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 18 Jun 1959; Los Angeles opening: 25 Jun 1959
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  EB; AFI*
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  149 or 154 Country:  Italy and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Surprised!

    Alice 2014-08-23

    While reviewing the comments on this page, I was surprised I had not recorded my comments about this absolutely gorgeous film before now. I first saw this... MORE>

  • Motherless daughter issues

    Michalina Slobuc 2012-02-25

    Here's a young Belgum girl with a bright future; a person who has everything, save one important factor - a mother. Gabby lives in a beautiful house... MORE>

  • A Hepburn Masterpiece

    Jennifer 2012-02-15

    I have been a fan of Audrey Hepburn for many years and always, always enjoy watching her movies. She was a beautiful person and her beauty came through in... MORE>