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Come to the Stable

Come to the Stable (1949)

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Release Date: Jul 27, 1949 Wide

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A Christmastime TV perennial, Come to the Stable is the gentle saga of two French nuns (Celeste Holm with accent, Loretta Young without) who come to America in hopes of raising funds for a children's hospital. Travelling to a small New England town presciently named Bethlehem, the nuns befriend eccentric painter Elsa Lanchester, who allows them to use her studio (actually a stable) for their base of operations. Utterly ingenuous when it comes to American mores and customs (they tear up a parking

Mar 15, 1995

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Well acted by Celeste Holme and Lorette Young as French nuns in the U.S., this sentimental religious melodrama was very popular in 1949, garnering 7 Oscar nominations.

June 12, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Surely a film that shows both its age and its seams, Come to the Stable nonetheless remains a testament to old Hollywood's ability to sell anything it put its mind to.

February 15, 2009 Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com
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Sweet, pious entertainment of a sort that “they don't make like that anymore.”

May 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
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A very cute film about French nuns as the fish out of water coming to America in order to fulfill their heavenly mission. The interaction between the nuns and the people they encounter really makes this one sizzle.
July 17, 2013
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