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The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Movie Summary

Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, a preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage. But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn’t all he’s got planned.

The Bishop’s Wife was originally released in NYC theaters December 9, 1947.

Where can I watch The Bishop’s Wife online?

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When will The Bishop’s Wife air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the TCM Christmas Classics schedule.

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Cast Includes

Cary Grant (Dudley), Loretta Young (Julia Brougham), David Niven (Henry Brougham), James Gleason (Slyvester), Monty Woolley (Professor Wutheridge), Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Hamilton), Elsa Lanchester (Matilda), Sara Haden (Mildred Cassaway), Karolyn Grimes (Debby Brougham), Tito Vuolo (Maggenti)

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6 thoughts on “The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

  • Anonymous

    Not enough airings of the real classics. There is a reason the obscure movies you are constantly showing, instead of the classics, are obscure, nobody wants to watch them. Give us all the Christmas classics and put the obscure stuff back in storage!!

  • Ann Marie Calder

    My favorite Xmas movie by far. It always puts me in the spirit! Wonderful acting by all involved. Second choice is White Christmas!

  • Carol Meyers

    Why would AMC air this movie at such inconvenient times when most people are unable to watch it?

  • Cleo McLaughlin

    I love this movie and the Preacher’s Wife! Great movies, acting was superb and it makes Christmas feel like warmth and love!!

  • Debbie

    The Bishop’s wife gets you in that old Christmasy feeling. You wish things were like that today. Cary Grant is the best actor of all time. He makes this movie truly special. I love this movie! I watch it every year.

  • The Bishops Wife was the best Christmas movie I have seen. I saw it for the first time with my mother and we loved it….Thank you


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