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Title:
The bishop's wife
Author:
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.

Based on the novel by Robert Nathan.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780792849148
UPC:
027616858917
Format :
DVD

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When Episcopalian bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) prays for divine guidance in his efforts to raise the necessary funds for a new cathedral, his prayers are answered in the form of a handsome, personable guardian angel named Dudley (Cary Grant). Establishing himself as a Yuletide guest in the Brougham home, Dudley arouses the ire of Henry, who, unaware that his visitor is from Up Above, assumes that Dudley has designs on the bishop's wife Julia (Loretta Young). Eventually, the lives of both Henry and Julia are agreeably altered by the presence of the affable angel: He regains the "common touch" he'd almost lost, while she realizes anew how much she truly loves her husband. Adapted by Robert E. Sherwood and Robert Bercovicci from a novel by Robert Nathan, The Bishop's Wife was remade in 1996 as The Preacher's Wife, with Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B. Vance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi