The Trouble With Angels (1966)

The Trouble With Angels





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Movie Info

The Trouble With Angels opens on the first day of school for a new batch of students at St. Francis Academy, run by a very strong-willed Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell). She is used to having things her way, but she may have met her match in the headstrong and independent Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills) and her newfound friend, Rachel Devery (June Harding). Mary, easily bored and ready to rebel at the drop of a hat, comes up with an endless series of "scathingly brilliant" schemes designed either … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Blanche Russell, Jane Trahey, Blanche Hanalis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Mother Superior

as Mary Clancy

as Rachel Devery

as Sister Celestine

as Sister Constance

as Sister Clarissa

as Sister Liguori

as Sister Rose-Marie

as Marvel Ann

as Sister Barbara

as Sister Prudence

as Sister Ursula

as Sister Margaret

as Sister Elizabeth

as Charlotte

as Sheila Michaels

as Mrs. Mabel Dowling P...

as Mr. Gottschalk

as Mr. Petrie

as GinnieLou

as Priscilla

as Uncle George

as Mr. Devery

as Mr. Grissom

as Mrs. Eldridge
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Critic Reviews for The Trouble With Angels

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 26, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Nun comedy fluff Roz Russell and Hayley Mills fills family bill.

February 17, 2008

Silly fluff with top-notch performers. No one else could say "scathingly brilliant" with as much scathing brilliance as Hayley Mills, and Russell is magnificently wry as Mother Superior.

July 16, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

July 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Trouble With Angels

Update 07/29/08: I just watched this again for the umpteenth time. It never fails to move me. I'm jumping it up to five full stars and adding it to my Top 100. End update. And speaking of Hayley Mills, this is a classic. Rosalind Russell was a huge talent. And if you can believe it, Ida Lupino directed this. No, Hayley, you cannot become a nun. Please. But I'm convinced that it's what you must do. Where is June Harding? She was so good in this. Rosalind Russell is an all-time all-star.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer


I watched this for Rosalind Russell... sadly, it was not all Rosalind could be. Cute in some ways, but still eh. TOTALLY DUG the 60s outfits and hair, however.

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

This movie is a lot of fun, and if you went to a Catholic school too, like I did, it'll bring back memories. It's really funny, and the story is good, I recommend watching it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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