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The Nun's Story


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MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Director: Fred Zinnemann

Willful and outspoken Gabrielle van der Mal, the daughter of a prominent Belgian surgeon, leaves her upper-class existence to become a nun. As Sister Luke, she is eventually sent to the Belgian Congo, where she excels as a nurse working with a skilled doctor . However, her willingness to continue as a nun is challenged when her father is killed by the Nazis, and she no longer feels that she can maintain the neutrality of her order.

Cast :

  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)
  • Peter Finch
  • Dr. Fortunati
  • Edith Evans
  • Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium)
  • Peggy Ashcroft
  • Mother Mathilde (Africa)
  • Dean Jagger
  • Dr. Van Der Mal
  • Mildred Dunnock
  • Sister Margharita (Mistress of Postulants)
  • Beatrice Straight
  • Mother Christophe (Sanatorium)
  • Patricia Collinge
  • Sister William (convent teacher)
  • Eva Kotthaus
  • Sister Marie (Sanatorium)
  • Ruth White
  • Mother Marcella (School of Medicine)
  • Niall MacGinnis
  • Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium)
  • Patricia Bosworth
  • Simone (postulant who changed her mind)
  • Barbara O'Neil
  • Mother Didyma (War-time Hospital)
  • Lionel Jeffries
  • Dr. Goovaerts (School of Tropical Medicine)
  • Rosalie Crutchley
  • Sister Eleanor
  • Colleen Dewhurst
  • Archangel Gabriel (Sanatorium)
Producers :
Henry Blanke
Writers :
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