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The Singing Nun (1966)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Family | 2 April 1966 (USA)
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

John Furia (story) (as John Furia Jr.), Sally Benson | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Reynolds ... Sister Ann
Ricardo Montalban ... Father Clementi
Greer Garson ... Mother Prioress
Agnes Moorehead ... Sister Cluny
Chad Everett ... Robert Gerarde
Katharine Ross ... Nicole Arlien
Ed Sullivan ... Ed Sullivan
Juanita Moore ... Sister Mary
Ricky Cordell Ricky Cordell ... Dominic Arlien
Michael Pate ... Mr. Arlien
Tom Drake ... Fitzpatrick
Larry D. Mann ... Mr. Duvries
Charles Robinson ... Marauder
Monique Montaigne Monique Montaigne ... Sister Michele
Joyce Vanderveen Joyce Vanderveen ... Sister Elise
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Storyline

Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is enthusiastic, progressive but naive, all which irks one of the senior sisters, Sister Cluny, especially the fact that Sister Ann has a prized material possession, a guitar she's named Adele. Sister Ann considers Adele and her music to be her friends. Contrary to Sister Cluny, the Mother Prioress believes Sister Ann will be a welcome addition to their order. This posting is to be the training ground for Sister Ann and others to become missionaries in Africa. Sister Ann's path takes a detour when the order's Father Clementi hears Sister Ann sing. He believes Sister Ann should record her music and as a favor asks Robert Gerarde of Primavera Records for recording time. Unknown at the time the request is made, Robert and Sister Ann are old friends who attended the Paris Conservatory of Music together five years... Written by Huggo

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

2 April 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dominique See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,284,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey and Nichelle Nichols tested for the role of Sister Mary. See more »

Goofs

The song Dominique was not dedicated to the little boy Dominic, Sister Ann was friends with in the movie, but to Saint Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order. This goof was added in the movie because the Catholic church was against Sister Ann's career, which is why the movie tells a fictionalized story. See more »

Quotes

Father Clementi: Your songs, your music, don't you think you've won a great victory through them?
Sister Ann: What kind of victory, Father, if I've lost myself winning it?
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Connections

Referenced in The Girl I Want (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Miracle (Une fleur)
Written by Soeur Sourire
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Times change
4 November 2003 | by billsav57See all my reviews

I was a very young Catholic school student when this movie came out (see my comments about the TV show "The Flying Nun"). At the time, it was STRONGLY suggested by the sisters teaching us that we go to see this movie. It was playing right down the street. At the time, it seemed so light and breezy, and the music was so in tune with what we were being taught. Of course, since then, A LOT has happened, and the true-life story of the real "Singing Nun" took such a bizarre turn and ended in such weird fashion, that I think I'd have a hard time watching this version now.


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