The Trouble With Angels

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Outgoing Mary (Hayley Mills) and the introverted Rachel (June Harding) cause no end of trouble for the exasperated Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) in this children's comedy that is fun for all ages. The girls cause comic catastrophes at a religious school run by nuns with some civilian help from teacher Mrs. Phipps (Gypsy Rose Lee). Hollywood legend Ida Lupino directs her first film since the 1953 feature The Bigamist.

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Rosalind Russell
as Mother Superior
Hayley Mills
as Mary Clancy
June Harding
as Rachel Devery
Binnie Barnes
as Sister Celestine
Camilla Sparv
as Sister Constance
Mary Wickes
as Sister Clarissa
Marge Redmond
as Sister Liguori
Dolores Sutton
as Sister Rose-Marie
Barbara Hunter
as Marvel Ann
Margalo Gillmore
as Sister Barbara
Judith Lowry
as Sister Prudence
Marjorie Eaton
as Sister Ursula
Barbara Bell Wright
as Sister Margaret
Portia Nelson
as Sister Elizabeth
Vicky Albright
as Charlotte
Patty Ann Gerrity
as Sheila Michaels
Gypsy Rose Lee
as Mrs. Mabel Dowling Phipps
Jim Boles
as Mr. Gottschalk
Jim Hutton
as Mr. Petrie
Jewel Jaffe
as GinnieLou
Gail Liddle
as Priscilla
Kent Smith
as Uncle George
Pat McCaffrie
as Mr. Devery
Harry Harvey
as Mr. Grissom
Mary Young
as Mrs. Eldridge
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Critic Reviews for The Trouble With Angels

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

    Feb 17, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    Jul 16, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

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.

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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
Jennifer D

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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
Aj V

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i love this movie it reminds me a bit of st trinians really so if you do like st trinians then you'll like this movie its funny and sweet hearted worth a watch!

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