The Bishop's Wife Reviews

  • Mar 07, 2021

    One of the finest holiday movies ever made. With an iconic cast featuring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven and a host of truly great performers. Skating scene is just brilliant. The wine in the bottle at Monty Woolley's place that never emptied was just sweet. Such a nice rom com movie that could not be made today. There were a few special effects but today there would have to be a chase scene and tons of computer special effects that would damage the story which is so charming and innocent. Most people could not suspend their disbelief that an angel had visited in this story. It is similar to "It's a Wonderful Life", I recommend this movie for Christmas. Both of the movies mentioned are classics. 1947, wow, 74 years ago, how time flies. Black and white or colorized, so what...

    One of the finest holiday movies ever made. With an iconic cast featuring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven and a host of truly great performers. Skating scene is just brilliant. The wine in the bottle at Monty Woolley's place that never emptied was just sweet. Such a nice rom com movie that could not be made today. There were a few special effects but today there would have to be a chase scene and tons of computer special effects that would damage the story which is so charming and innocent. Most people could not suspend their disbelief that an angel had visited in this story. It is similar to "It's a Wonderful Life", I recommend this movie for Christmas. Both of the movies mentioned are classics. 1947, wow, 74 years ago, how time flies. Black and white or colorized, so what...

  • Jan 09, 2021

    Saved from being melodrama by three very fine actors delivering three very polished performances and one director mindfully embracing his professional craft.

    Saved from being melodrama by three very fine actors delivering three very polished performances and one director mindfully embracing his professional craft.

  • Jan 01, 2021

    It was a delightful movie. Wonderful performances by a fine cast -- Loretta Young, Cary Grant and David Niven -- and an enjoyable story, perfect for the holiday season. Or any season.

    It was a delightful movie. Wonderful performances by a fine cast -- Loretta Young, Cary Grant and David Niven -- and an enjoyable story, perfect for the holiday season. Or any season.

  • Dec 31, 2020

    Cary was very charming and Loretta very adorable. Movie is quite slow with a low budget. Beautiful winter scenes with some Christmas ambience thrown in the mix. The end of the movie was never quite tied up. Angels & religion. I would try watching it again.

    Cary was very charming and Loretta very adorable. Movie is quite slow with a low budget. Beautiful winter scenes with some Christmas ambience thrown in the mix. The end of the movie was never quite tied up. Angels & religion. I would try watching it again.

  • Dec 26, 2020

    A beautiful uplifting movie with a tremendous leading cast and some terrific camera work. Highly recommended.

    A beautiful uplifting movie with a tremendous leading cast and some terrific camera work. Highly recommended.

  • Dec 25, 2020

    Heartwarming, clever and funny, this is as good as Christmas movies get. Grant, Young and Niven are perfect. Monty Woolley and Elsa Lanchester are icing on the cake in support.

    Heartwarming, clever and funny, this is as good as Christmas movies get. Grant, Young and Niven are perfect. Monty Woolley and Elsa Lanchester are icing on the cake in support.

  • Dec 23, 2020

    Good movie to watch if you're looking for an older holiday film

    Good movie to watch if you're looking for an older holiday film

  • Dec 19, 2020

    One of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. Cary Grant is so likeable and funny in this movie. It warms my heart every time I watch it. An all-time classic. 100% better than the Preacher's Wife remake.

    One of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. Cary Grant is so likeable and funny in this movie. It warms my heart every time I watch it. An all-time classic. 100% better than the Preacher's Wife remake.

  • Dec 05, 2020

    This is an odd little film that apparently is a holiday tradition for some a la It's a Wonderful Life. Cary Grant glows as an angel sent during the holiday season of miracles to sort out the unhappy marriage of a bishop kowtowing to the wealthy and neglecting his wife in order to raise funds to build a cathedral. Cary is completely believable as the angel with an all-knowing smile that manages to charm and delight everyone from the housemaid to the couple's child to the blind man on the street and a long list of talented actors pour their heart and soul into the somewhat silly story. There is an unusually long but delightful skating scene that reminds one that movies are not what they used to be. Tis the season!

    This is an odd little film that apparently is a holiday tradition for some a la It's a Wonderful Life. Cary Grant glows as an angel sent during the holiday season of miracles to sort out the unhappy marriage of a bishop kowtowing to the wealthy and neglecting his wife in order to raise funds to build a cathedral. Cary is completely believable as the angel with an all-knowing smile that manages to charm and delight everyone from the housemaid to the couple's child to the blind man on the street and a long list of talented actors pour their heart and soul into the somewhat silly story. There is an unusually long but delightful skating scene that reminds one that movies are not what they used to be. Tis the season!

  • Jul 22, 2020

    Carried by the great cast.

    Carried by the great cast.