The White Sister

Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired.

With:
Helen Hayes Clark Gable Lewis Stone Louise Closser Hale May Robson Edward Arnold

Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired.

The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] a superlative production, making the most of the setting in Rome with the background of the church’s pomp and pageantry, a background, too, which colors the sentimental quality of the whole tale and gives it emotional grip.

Midway there are war sequences involving nicely-handled airplane battles, and later the hero’s escape from an enemy prison camp, which give the action substance, although side issues of the central theme. This, of course, is the separation of the lovers, a parting which sends the girl, believing her lover is dead, into a nunnery, from which, upon his return, she cannot bring herself to depart.

The White Sister

Production: M-G-M. Director Victor Fleming; Screenplay Donald Ogden Stewart; Camera William Daniels; Editor Margaret Booth; Music Herbert Stothart

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1933. Running time: 105 MIN.

With: Helen Hayes Clark Gable Lewis Stone Louise Closser Hale May Robson Edward Arnold

More Film

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired. The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired. The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] […]

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired. The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Greta Gerwig Playback Podcast

    Playback: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' and Coming of Age

    Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired. The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] […]

  • SGIFF: Singapore Festival Launches in Understated

    Singapore Festival Launches in Understated Style

    Helen Hayes is the sorrowing Angela, as solid and satisfying a bit of acting as comes to the screen in a blue moon. Clark Gable is a gallant soldier hero and leaves nothing to be desired. The studio has given the story [from the play by Walter Hackett, from the novel by E. Marion Crawford] […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content