The Nun's Story Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for The Nun's Story the Movie

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The melancholy tale of a young nun working in the Congo and Belgium during WWII, and struggling to reconcile her free spirit with the rigors of the order. Gabrielle (Hepburn) is the daughter of a Belgian doctor (Jagger), who leaves the convent as Sister Luke. Her assignment in the Congo is at a European hospital where's she influenced by dedicated surgeon, Dr. Fortunai (Finch). But Sister Luke comes to question her vocation as the Nazis rise to power and invade her homeland. Highly acclaimed; from the Kathryn Hulme novel.


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Available on VHS
Running time 152 minutes.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Nuns & Priests
Robert Anderson
Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Mildred Dunnock, Dean Jagger, Beatrice Straight, Colleen Dewhurst
Franz Planer
Fred Zinnemann
Franz Waxman
Henry Blanke


British Acad. 1959: Actress (Hepburn); Natl. Bd. of Review 1959: Director (Zinnemann), Support. Actress (Evans); N.Y. Film Critics 1959: Actress (Hepburn), Director (Zinnemann).

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