The Singing Nun

Overview

Henry Koster directed this cloying family musical based on the true life story of Soeur Sourire, a Belgian nun whose recordings made her an overnight sensation on The Ed Sullivan Show. Debbie Reynolds stars as Sister Ann, a Belgian nun who likes to compose little tunes on her guitar. She writes the song "Dominique" for a lonely little boy, Dominic Arlien Ricky Cordell, whose mother has died and whose father is an alcoholic. Father Clementi Ricardo Montalban tries to promote the song, getting help from his old ...
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Overview

Henry Koster directed this cloying family musical based on the true life story of Soeur Sourire, a Belgian nun whose recordings made her an overnight sensation on The Ed Sullivan Show. Debbie Reynolds stars as Sister Ann, a Belgian nun who likes to compose little tunes on her guitar. She writes the song "Dominique" for a lonely little boy, Dominic Arlien Ricky Cordell, whose mother has died and whose father is an alcoholic. Father Clementi Ricardo Montalban tries to promote the song, getting help from his old friend Robert Gerarde Chad Everett, a record producer. "Dominique" becomes an international hit, thanks to Robert's efforts, and Ed Sullivan appears on the scene to film Sister Ann for his television program. Unsure of how to handle her amazing success, Sister Ann seeks out Father Clementi for advice, unsure of whether to give up her singing and remain a nun or to continue on with her singing career and renounce her vows.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2011
  • UPC: 883316379295
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,298

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Himself
Juanita Moore Sister Mary
Ricky Cordell Dominic Arlien
Michael Pate Mr. Arlien
Tom Drake Fitzpatrick
Larry D. Mann Mr. Duvries
Charles Knox Robinson III Marauder
Monique Montaigne Sister Michele
Joyce Vanderveen Sister Elise
Anne Wakefield Sister Brigitte
Marina Koshetz Sister Marthe
Nancy Walters Sister Therese
Inez Pedroza Sister Consuella
Violet Rensing Sister Elizabeth
Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
John Beck Producer
Sally Benson Screenwriter
George W. Davis Art Director
John Furia Jr. Original Story, Screenwriter
Harold Gelman Musical Direction/Supervision
Hayes Goetz Producer
John Beck Hayes Goetz Producer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Urie McCleary Art Director
Rita Roland Editor
Robert Sidney Choreography
Randy Sparks Songwriter
Harry Sukman Score Composer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design
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