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The Reluctant Saint


Directed by [[Performer~P87908~Edward Dmytryk~edwarddmytryk]], The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa ([[Performer~P110140~Maximilian Schell~maximilianschell]]) 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...more