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The Bishop Misbehaves1935

The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)





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Edmund Gwenn makes his American film debut in this lighthearted adaptation of Frederick Jackson's stage play The Bishop Misbehaves. The central character is a Bishop (Edmund Gwenn) who harbors a fondness for detective stories. This harmless pastime gets him mixed up in the travails of heroine Hester (Maureen O'Sullivan), who hopes to wreak vengeance against the man who stole her father's invention. The key to the plot solution is a packet of valuable patent papers, for which the Bishop, Hester, and handsome American tourist Donald (Norman Foster) put their lives on the line. Hester and Donald are briefly kidnapped by a team of holdup men, but they escape in time to beard the villain in his den -- with, of course, the considerable aid of the "misbehaving" Bishop.


Edmund Gwenn
as James, Bishop of Broadminster
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Hester Grantham
Norman Foster
as Donald Meadows
Lucile Watson
as Lady Emily Lyons
Reginald Owen
as Guy Waller
Dudley Digges
as Red, Bartender
Lilian Bond
as Mrs. Waller
Lillian Bond
as Mrs. Waller
Melville Cooper
as Collins, Waller's Chauffeur
Charles McNaughton
as Frenchy Thorpe
Ivan Simpson
as Mr. Grantham, Hester's Father
Lumsden Hare
as Constable
William Stack
as Mission Padre
Clyde Cook
as Mission Patron
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The peppy and persuasive Mr. Gwen turns an otherwise pedestrian piece into a refreshing bit of entertainment. He'll be in demand.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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