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The Singing Nun
The Singing Nun
Director: Henry Koster
NR     1hr 36min

Sister Ann and Sister Adele are very different from each other, although they're almost always together. Sister Ann is radiant, peace-loving, compassionate. Sister Adele is unyielding, tightly strung and eager to be picked...  more »


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Director: Henry Koster
Creators: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead, Ed Sullivan
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1966
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Subtitles: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Cindy N. (bigcindy) from WEST BRANCH, MI
Reviewed on 7/10/2012...
There's nothing to NOT like about this movie. It is good clean family viewing with a good moral feel to it. I loved it as a child and still watch it today when it's on TV. I have both versions of the albums and play them often. Well made movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A beautiful, poignant film
Sean Orlosky | Yorktown, IN United States | 03/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Singing Nun" is a warm, sincere film, beautiful in its lightheartedness and in its honesty. The true story of a nun who went from Belgium to the Billboards is told through this film, and it is to be enjoyed by adults and children alike.Debbie Reynolds is the sunny young nun Sister Anne, who comes to a convent in Belgium to begin her religious life, and hopes to one day continue her work in the Congo. With her guitar, "Sister Adelle", and her beautiful singing voice, Sister Anne's talent is quickly recognized by the warm Mother Superior (Greer Garson) and the enthusiastic Father Clementi (Ricardo Montalban). She is encouraged by an old friend, Robert Gerarde (Chad Everett) to record an album of her hymns. The album becomes a sensation, and "The Singing Nun" is soon making appearances at parties and engagements, even appearing on "Ed Sullivan"! At first, Sister Anne is able to take her success in stride, as she begins teaching young children and forming a friendship with one of the underprivileged children, Dominic. But as the film progresses, Sister Anne finds herself torn: Should she continue her singing, or devote herself to God?One critic wrote that the film had "the warmth and poignancy of a child's first prayer." And "The Singing Nun" is truly, that touching. Its beautiful score includes some wonderful hummable songs like "Brother John", "Beyond the Stars", "It's A Miracle", and "Dominic-A-Nic-A-Nica-A" among them. The perfect performances of Reynolds, Garson, Montalban, Everett, and a great supporting cast lend the movie a true depth of feeling. It's a moving, heartwarming film that will bring a smile to your face every time you watch it."
A beautiful story with lovely music
Sean Orlosky | 06/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Debbie Reynolds and Chad Everett star in this lovely musical. Miss Reynolds is sister Anne, a young nun fresh from the convent, who comes to a poor town in Belgium. Her marvellous singing voice is discovered by the father of the parish, and when sister Anne goes to the recording studio she meets an old beau. Sister Anne becomes a top-recording artist, but she still spends time with the town's children and tries to make friends with the people in town. All while her old beau seems to get interested again.A wholesome movie! Nothing offensive! A bit of laughter, a bit of sadness, a bit of romance! But all the time wonderful songs, ballads and toe-tappers, beautifully sung by Debbie Reynolds."
My Review of "The Singing Nun
Cindy C. Brown | Savannah, Georgia, USA | 04/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the favored movies of my childhood and young adulthood. This movie combines faith,love,hope and the vows of poverty,obedience and charity with the lovely voice and talented acting skills of Debbie Reynolds. A young nun learns about fame and the sometimes high price of it that can take much from you, especially when one is a nun who is seeking daily,The Will of God.This movie version may not be the true story of the real singing nun,but then neither was "The Sound of Music" the real, ture honest story of the Von Trapp family. But then,such is the way of Hollywood,at least back then in the 60's. Sugar sold better that starch or vinager.If you're a stickler for the truth,avoid this movie like the plague. Otherwise,get it and have a great,wonderful,enjoyable time with it's lightheartedness,cheer and liveliness."