The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1947-12-25
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 226 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry Koster
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An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

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  • Cary Grant

    as Dudley
  • Loretta Young

    as Julia Brougham
  • David Niven

    as Henry Brougham
  • Monty Woolley

    as Professor Wutheridge
  • James Gleason

    as Sylvester
  • Gladys Cooper

    as Mrs. Hamilton
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Matilda
  • Sara Haden

    as Mildred Cassaway
  • Karolyn Grimes

    as Debby Brougham
  • Tito Vuolo

    as Maggenti
  • Regis Toomey

    as Mr. Miller
  • Sarah Edwards

    as Mrs. Duffy
  • Margaret McWade

    as Miss Trumbull
  • Anne O'Neal

    as Mrs. Ward
  • Ben Erway

    as Mr. Perry
  • Erville Alderson

    as Stevens
  • Robert J. Anderson

    as Defense Captain
  • Teddy Infuhr

    as Attack Captain
  • Eugene Borden

    as Michel
  • Almira Sessions

    as First Lady in Michel's
  • Claire Du Brey

    as Second Lady in Michel's
  • Florence Auer

    as Third Lady in Michel's
  • Margaret Wells

    as Hat Shop Proprietress
  • Kitty O'Neil

    as Hat Shop Customer
  • Isabel Jewell

    as Hysterical Mother
  • David Leonard

    as Blind Man
  • Dorothy Vaughan

    as Delia
  • Edgar Dearing

    as Policeman
  • Sheryl Deauville

    as Singing Girl (uncredited)
  • Dick Earle

    as Churchgoer (uncredited)
  • Edythe Elliott

    as Saleslady (uncredited)
  • Adolph Faylauer

    as Churchgoer (uncredited)
  • Joseph J. Greene

    as Santa Claus (uncredited)
  • Thomas Martin

    as Churchgoer (uncredited)
  • Allen D. Sewall

    as Churchgoer (uncredited)
  • Ellinor Vanderveer

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Writing Robert Nathan Novel
Directing Henry Koster Director
Writing Robert E. Sherwood Screenplay
Writing Leonardo Bercovici Screenplay
Production Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Art Perry Ferguson Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Marie Clark Hairstylist
Art George Jenkins Art Direction
Art Julia Heron Set Decoration
Editing Monica Collingwood Editor
Costume & Make-Up Irene Sharaff Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Adrian Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Robert Stephanoff Makeup Artist
Camera Gregg Toland Director of Photography
Sound Fred Lau Sound Recordist
Sound Emil Newman Music Director
Sound Jerome Moross Orchestrator
Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects
Sound Charles Henderson Music Director
Crew Billy Wilder Additional Writing
Crew Charles Brackett Additional Writing
Sound Hugo Friedhofer Original Music Composer
Production Leon Fromkess Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Raoul Pagel Production Manager
Directing Joseph Boyle Assistant Director
Art Dorothea Holt Other
Crew Harry Redmond Jr. Special Effects
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Camera Hal McAlpin Still Photographer
Camera Bert Shipman Camera Operator
Directing Sam Freedle Script Supervisor