Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story




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For spending much of her life helping the poor and unfortunate, the late Dorothy Day was known as the American Mother Teresa. This biopic tells her inspirational story. The film begins in 1917 when Day was living in Greenwich Village, hanging out with such notorious liberals as Eugene O'Neill and working as a politically active radical journalist strongly supporting women's suffrage. Back then, Day was equally committed to fast living and free loving. As a result she ends up pregnant. After … More

Rating: PG-13 (For mild profanity and mature themes.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Wells
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 20, 2005
Paulist Productions


as Dorothy Day

as Peter Maurin

as Sister Aloysius

as Forster Batterham

as Mike Gold

as Floyd Dell

as Eugene O'Neill

as Lionel Moise

as Joe Bennett

as Joe Bennett

as Frankie

as The Cardinal

as Dan Irwin

as German Landlady

as Homer

as Irish Man

as M.C. Parish Dinner

as Heckler at March

as Prison Matron

as Mr. Breen

as Mrs. Matarazzo

as Spanish Woman

as Priest at Baptism

as Priest at Confession

as Young Nurse

as Eviction Landlord

as Priest at Confession
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Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story


Leo L

Super Reviewer


when telling a true story, most films skip the tricky parts, or dwell on the most depressing scenarios. this film tells it's true story well and honestly. beside that important factor it is lovely to look at and has a subtle but moving score. Very inspiring and definetly worth a looksy. Many Christian movies are(and I say this because it's true) trash. They hold no depth or substance, but on rare occasion you will find a film like entertaining Angels that is told with an obvious real passion that lends honesty to it's tale. Very well made, and enjoyble.

Erica B.

A little known gem of a movie with an inspiring story. Martin Sheen and Moira Kelly are facinating in thier roles.

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