The Reluctant Saint

The Reluctant Saint


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The Reluctant Saint

Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally challenged -- he surprises a local bishop by his incredible relationship with the monastery's animals. Believing this merits a traditional religious education, he is taken in and taught to pray, with miraculous results. His spiritual energy apparently allows him to levitate, which impressed many, and terrified others. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2011
UPC: 0043396380776
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 39,878

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maximilian Schell Giuseppe Desa
Ricardo Montalban Don Raspi
Lea Padovani Mother
Akim Tamiroff Bishop Durso
Mark Damon Aldo
Luciana Paluzzi Carlotta
Elisa Cegani Sister Nunziata
Arnoldo Foa Felixa Desa
Giulio Bosetti Brother Orlando
Carlo Croccolo Gobbo
Harold Goldblatt Father Giovanni

Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director,Producer
Manuel del Campo Editor
Mario Chiari Art Director
Maria de Matteis Costumes/Costume Designer
John Fante Screenwriter
Otello Fava Makeup
C.M. Pennington-Richards Cinematographer
Joseph Petracca Screenwriter
Pasquale Romano Art Director
Nino Rota Score Composer

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