Come to the Stable (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

Come to the Stable (1949)





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In this film, two French nuns come to America in hopes of raising funds for a children's hospital. Travelling to a small New England town presciently named Bethlehem, the nuns befriend eccentric painter Elsa Lanchester, who allows them to use her studio (actually a stable) for their base of operations.

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Loretta Young
as Sister Margaret
Celeste Holm
as Sister Scholastica
Elsa Lanchester
as Amelia Potts
Hugh Marlowe
as Robert Masen
Thomas Gomez
as Luigi Rossi
Dooley Wilson
as Anthony James
Regis Toomey
as Monsignor Talbot
Mike Mazurki
as Heavy Man
Henri Letondal
as Father Barraud
Tim Huntley
as Mr. Thompson
Virginia Kelly
as Mrs. Thompson
Louis Jean Heydt
as Mr. Newman
Ian MacDonald
as Mr. Matthews
Jean Prescott
as Mrs. Matthews
Gary Pagett
as Johnnie
Nolan Leary
as Station Master
Wally Brown
as Sheldon
Edwin Max
as Whitey
Russ Clark
as Policeman
Robert Foulk
as Policeman
Marion Martin
as Manicurist
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Critic Reviews for Come to the Stable

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Sweet, pious entertainment of a sort that “they don't make like that anymore.”

May 8, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The sad life of a Negro in Hollywood comes clear here. Dooley Wilson, who scored one of the screen's most sensational debuts in Humphrey Bogart's Casablanca, is here reduced to a lowly chauffeur... [his] fine talent is unseen and unheard.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Well acted by Celeste Holme and Lorette Young as French nuns in the U.S., this sentimental religious melodrama was very popular in 1949, garnering 7 Oscar nominations.

June 12, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Surely a film that shows both its age and its seams, Come to the Stable nonetheless remains a testament to old Hollywood's ability to sell anything it put its mind to.

February 15, 2009 | Rating: 54/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Come to the Stable

A very cute film about French nuns as the fish out of water coming to America in order to fulfill their heavenly mission. The interaction between the nuns and the people they encounter really makes this one sizzle.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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