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A Distorted Version of the Truth
- phil serpico
Do some research about this nun's life and see that this movie was an obscene distortion of the truth. A typical hollywood feel good piece of crap. Google her real full name and the book written about her. Today, it should be remade because it was one hell of a tragic ending.
What I've always remembered about this gentle film (which is now fifty years old) is the joyful music beautifully performed by Debbie Reynolds. This is a happy and joyful film and well worth watching.
- Kathy Martinez
IT IS ON DVD! My daughter bought it for me several Christmases ago. I loved this movie growing up. Very sad about the facts of the real nun from Belgium.
- Betty Wahl
Want music of The Singing Nun movie, preferably a Cd with Debbie Reynolds singing as in the movie.
Just the fact ma'am....
- Alice Tully-Hall
"The Singing Nun" is decidedly NOT an Academy Award winning film. At least I have never been told of any "factual foundation" of it.
Just the facts, maam!
Regarding the previous two responders, before reporting such serious charges regarding this nun, please give some factual foundation before possibly damaging such a sweet image as the one portrayed in the film. You stand to hurt a lot of people who have enjoyed this film and its story for decades. Please be more responsible about telling tales you have not substantiated. Thank you TCM, for continuing to show this academy award winning film.
And about that nun.....
- Alice Tully Hall
....forgot to include that the singing nun and her girl friend died in 1984! She had been at odds with the Belgian government for nearly 20 years over their demands of payment to the tune of $50,000.00 to 80,000.00 depending on who you ask. The real kicker. The Belgian government lost their suite against the nun and were required to pay her over $300,000.00. Yeah, I wish someone would make that movie. I hope a film student reads this and falls in love with story and want to tell it.
Whatever happened to.....
- Alice Tully Hall
The makers of the film "The Singing Nun" could not foretell what would really become of a nun who sang. The sad truth is that this young woman, after achieving fame and fortune (all of which went directly, do not pass go, to the Church). The girl did not see a dime of it. But the fame gave her distance and time to ask where should she be, and how did she want to live her life. Before entering into Holy Orders, she was engaged to a young man. My thought has always been that she ran from that life to another. I know what I speak of on this point. Been there, done habit! She left the convent, but not the Church. She fell in love. A deep and abiding love that lasted though profound poverty, and illness. A love that lasted to the day she died. She fell in love with a woman. The Belgium government demanded she pay the taxes on the money she had earned while in the convent. So the gal is on the Ed Sullivan Show, so I figure the year to be in the neighborhood of say 1962. After years of legal battles with the Belgium government, she and her beloved, at wits end, facing a grim future of poverty and possibly jail time; ended it. Together. Overdosed on wine and barbiturates, leaving a note the is heart rending to read, at the very least. I like to see THAT movie. I am not dissing this fanciful adaptation, but the true store, I find to be much more interesting. How about you?
The Singing Nun (1966)
Nauseatingly sweet story of a nun that made headlines in the 1960's with a surprise hit song. The film is never convincing, not even for a minute. Debbie Reynolds is sincere but never is believable. Corny to say the least.
Great Movie. A great Movie for family's members
This a wonderful Movie. I love how it isThe songs are catchy and well writen. I also love Ed Sullivan making a small appreance during this movie.
I agree with your other responders---this is a great family movie with timeless music and needs tobe put to DVD!
Please put this movie on DVD
Since I have been a little girl i have hummed the music from this music. I have tried to attain the movie but can't!! Please turn this movie into a DVD so I can buy it ....for me...for my kids....for my church social movie night!
THE SINGING NUN
This is a good picture and should be released on DVD.
a great picture
they don't make them like this anymore...a really good pictures within good performances by throughout. the film exemplifies the struggles many undergo everyday in the course of ordinary life, it depicts the special story of the challenges and rewards of a Dominican Nun and the God uses her to touch the lives of those around her. Debbie Reynolds does a fine job in the lead role.