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Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally challenged -- he surprises a local bishop by his incredible relationship with the monastery's animals. Believing this merits a traditional religious education, he is taken in and taught to pray, with miraculous results. His spiritual energy apparently allows him to levitate, which impressed many, and terrified others. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast

Maximilian Schell
as Giuseppe Desa
Ricardo Montalban
as Don Raspi
Lea Padovani
as Mother
Akim Tamiroff
as Bishop Durso
Mark Damon
as Aldo
Luciana Paluzzi
as Carlotta
Elisa Cegani
as Sister Nunziata
Arnoldo Foa
as Felixa Desa
Giulio Bosetti
as Brother Orlando
Carlo Croccolo
as Gobbo
Harold Goldblatt
as Father Giovanni
Giulio Bosetti
as Brother Orlando
Carlo Croccolo
as Gobbo

Crew

Edward Dmytryk
Director
Edward Dmytryk
Producer
Joseph Petracca
Screenwriter
John Fante
Screenwriter
Nino Rota
Composer (Music Score)
Manuel del Campo
Editor
Pasquale Romano
Art Director
Otello Fava
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