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The Nun's Story

The Nun's Story(1959)

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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
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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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  • Unflattering view of Catholic Church

    Mark 2016-01-30

    A good thing Maria, Captain Von Trapp and the children were not hiding out in Sister Luke's convent-that Mother Superior would have betrayed them to... MORE>

  • outstanding

    Jim 2016-01-06

    The Nun's Story is powerful and inspirational. Audrey Hepburn deserved an Academy Award for her passionate and remarkable performance. The film should... MORE>

  • If anyone ever doubts...

    Elise Lang 2015-09-11

    On TCM, Sally Field said: 'If anyone ever doubts that Audrey Hepburn was a serious actress,watch 'The Nun's Story'. NO ONE, BUT NO ONE,... MORE>