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The Nun's Story (1959)

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149 min | Drama

After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.
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Robert Anderson (screenplay) | Kathryn Hulme (book) (as Kathryn C. Hulme)
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$3,500,000
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Release date
Jul 18, 1959 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Audrey Hepburn
Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal) Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)   See fewer
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Peter Finch
Dr. Fortunati Dr. Fortunati   See fewer
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Edith Evans
Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium) (as Dame Edith Evans) Rev. Mother Emmanuel (Belgium) (as Dame Edith Evans)   See fewer
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Peggy Ashcroft
Mother Mathilde (Africa) (as Dame Peggy Ashcroft) Mother Mathilde (Africa) (as Dame Peggy Ashcroft)   See fewer
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Dean Jagger
Dr. Van Der Mal Dr. Van Der Mal   See fewer
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Mildred Dunnock
Sister Margharita (Mistress of Postulants) Sister Margharita (Mistress of Postulants)   See fewer
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Beatrice Straight
Mother Christophe (Sanatorium) Mother Christophe (Sanatorium)   See fewer
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Patricia Collinge
Sister William (convent teacher) Sister William (convent teacher)   See fewer
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Rosalie Crutchley
Sister Eleanor Sister Eleanor   See fewer
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Ruth White
Mother Marcella (School of Medicine) Mother Marcella (School of Medicine)   See fewer
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Barbara O'Neil
Mother Didyma (War-time Hospital) Mother Didyma (War-time Hospital)   See fewer
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Margaret Phillips
Sister Pauline (medical student) Sister Pauline (medical student)   See fewer
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Patricia Bosworth
Simone (postulant who changed her mind) Simone (postulant who changed her mind)   See fewer
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Colleen Dewhurst
Archangel Gabriel (Sanatorium) Archangel Gabriel (Sanatorium)   See fewer
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Stephen Murray
Chaplain (Father Andre) Chaplain (Father Andre)   See fewer
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Lionel Jeffries
Dr. Goovaerts (School of Tropical Medicine) Dr. Goovaerts (School of Tropical Medicine)   See fewer
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Niall MacGinnis
Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium) Father Vermeuhlen (Leprosarium)   See fewer
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Eva Kotthaus
Sister Marie (Sanatorium) Sister Marie (Sanatorium)   See fewer
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Molly Urquhart
Sister Augustine (Africa) Sister Augustine (Africa)   See fewer
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Dorothy Alison
Sister Aurelie (martyred nurse, Africa) Sister Aurelie (martyred nurse, Africa)   See fewer
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Jeanette Sterke
Louise (sister of Gabrielle) (as Jeannette Sterke) Louise (sister of Gabrielle) (as Jeannette Sterke)   See fewer
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Errol John
Illunga (African convert) Illunga (African convert)   See fewer
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Diana Lambert
Lisa (the Resistance) Lisa (the Resistance)   See fewer
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Orlando Martins
Kalulu (African servant) Kalulu (African servant)   See fewer
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Elsa Albani
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Gabriella Andreini
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Juan Aymerich
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Ludovice Bonhomme
Bishop (uncredited) Bishop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grazia De Rossi
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Giovanna Galletti
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Dara Gavin
Sister Ellen (uncredited) Sister Ellen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Penelope Horner
Jeanette Milonet (uncredited) Jeanette Milonet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Labhart
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Charles Lamb
Pascin (uncredited) Pascin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ave Ninchi
Sister Bernard (uncredited) Sister Bernard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard O'Sullivan
Pierre (brother of Gabrielle) (uncredited) Pierre (brother of Gabrielle) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elfride Simbari
Sister Timothy (uncredited) Sister Timothy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Singuineau
Murderer of Sister Aurelie (uncredited) Murderer of Sister Aurelie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marina Wolkonsky
Marie (sister of Gabrielle) (uncredited) Marie (sister of Gabrielle) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 8,534 votes