Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 335: Mon Dec 5

The Bishop’s Wife (Koster, 1947): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.30pm

This film also screens on December 19th and 21st. Details here.

Time Out review:
Samuel Goldwyn-produced whimsy, cashing in on the success of '40s angelic fantasies such as Here Comes Mr Jordanand It's a Wonderful Life. Angel Grant responds to a bishop's plea for help after his devotion to his plans for a new cathedral has alienated him from family and parishioners. Cary's charm works as successfully upon audiences as it does upon the film's characters, and his relaxed wit plus Loretta Young's delicate loveliness makes for a frothily touching comedy.
Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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