The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop's Wife

Cary Grant
Director: Henry Koster Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Loretta Young
Loretta Young
, David Niven
David Niven
Henry Koster


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2013
UPC: 0883929279593
Original Release: 1947
Rating: TV-G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:49:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Dudley
Loretta Young Julia Brougham
David Niven Henry Brougham
Monty Woolley Prof. Wutheridge
Gladys Cooper Mrs. Hamilton
James Gleason Sylvester
Elsa Lanchester Matilda
Claire Du Brey Second Lady
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Duffy
Ben Erway Mr. Perry
Karolyn Grimes Debby Brougham
Sara Haden Mildred Cassaway
Teddy Infuhr Attack Captain
Isabel Jewell Hysterical Mother
David Leonard Blind Man
Margaret McWade Miss Trumbull
Anne O'Neal Mrs. Ward
Kitty O'Neil Hat Shop Customer
Almira Sessions First Lady at Michel's
Regis Toomey Mr. Miller
Dorothy Vaughan Delia
Tito Vuolo Maggenti
Margaret Wells Hat Shop Proprietress
Bobby Anderson Defense Captain
Eugene Borden Michel
Florence Auer Third Lady
Joseph J. Greene Santa Claus
Erville Alderson Stevens
Edgar Dearing Policeman
Edythe Elliott Saleslady

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
Leonardo Bercovici Screenwriter
Monica Collingwood Editor
Perry Ferguson Art Director
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Charles Henderson Art Director
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
George Jenkins Art Director
Fred Lau Sound/Sound Designer
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert E. Sherwood Screenwriter
Robert Stephanoff Makeup
Gregg Toland Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bishop's Wife
1. Chapter 1 [1:14]
2. Chapter 2 [8:38]
3. Chapter 3 [6:17]
4. Chapter 4 [6:52]
5. Chapter 5 [7:40]
6. Chapter 6 [9:39]
7. Chapter 7 [5:42]
8. Chapter 8 [4:36]
9. Chapter 9 [9:36]
10. Chapter 10 [6:02]
11. Chapter 11 [16:17]
12. Chapter 12 [3:51]
13. Chapter 13 [8:35]
14. Chapter 14 [4:20]
15. Chapter 15 [6:18]
16. Chapter 16 [3:38]

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