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The Nun's Story (1959)

149 min - Drama - 18 June 1959
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Gabrielle Van Der Mal gave up everything to become a nun. But her faith and her vows are forever being tested: first in the missionary Congo hospital where she assists the brilliant and handsome Dr. Fortunati and then at the mother house in France when World War II has broken out and the nuns are forbidden by the order to take sides.

Director:  Fred Zinnemann
Stars:  Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight, Colleen Dewhurst, Edith Evans, Patricia Collinge, Rosalie Crutchley, Barbara O'Neil, Ruth White, Lionel Jeffries, Orlando Martins, Patricia Bosworth, Stephen Murray, Niall MacGinnis, Eva Kotthaus, Molly Urquhart, Dorothy Alison, Jeanette Sterke, Errol John, Diana Lambert, Penelope Horner, Charles Lamb, Ave Ninchi, Richard O'Sullivan, Frank Singuineau, Elsa Albani, Gabriella Andreini, Juan Aymerich, Grazia De Rossi, Giovanna Galletti

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Storyline

Gabrielle Van Der Mal gave up everything to become a nun. But her faith and her vows are forever being tested: first in the missionary Congo hospital where she assists the brilliant and handsome Dr. Fortunati and then at the mother house in France when World War II has broken out and the nuns are forbidden by the order to take sides.



Tagline: Her Faith Remained Strong and True in the Face of Africa's Terrors!

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  18 June 1959

Box Office

Budget:  $3,500,000
Revenue:  $12,800,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 29 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTRESS — Audrey Hepburn {“Sister Luke”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Franz Planer
DIRECTING — Fred Zinnemann
FILM EDITING — Walter Thompson
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Franz Waxman
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Henry Blanke, Producer
SOUND — Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, Sound Director
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Robert Anderson


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