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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
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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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  • Spellbinding

    Kirsten I Russell 2015-04-20

    This movie held me spellbound the first time I saw it (when I was going on twelve years old) and has never lost its charm for me in all my subsequent... MORE>

  • True Audrey Fan

    Hector 2015-03-04

    "The Nun's Story" is a masterful depiction of the internal struggle between choosing that which constitutes us as "good" vs.... MORE>

  • nun's story

    kevin sellers 2015-02-19

    Much more radical and quietly condemnatory of the nun's life than I had been led to expect. The last third of the film, especially, is intense in its... MORE>