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The Singing Nun Details


Henry Koster directed this cloying family musical based on the true life story of Soeur Sourire, a Belgian nun whose recordings made her an overnight sensation on The Ed Sullivan Show. Debbie Reynolds stars as Sister Ann, a Belgian nun who likes to compose little tunes on her guitar. She writes the song "Dominique" for a lonely little boy, Dominic Arlien (Ricky Cordell), whose mother has died and whose father is an alcoholic. Father Clementi (Ricardo Montalban) tries to promote the song, getting help from his old friend Robert Gerarde (Chad Everett), a record producer. "Dominique" becomes an international hit, thanks to Robert's efforts, and Ed Sullivan appears on the scene to film Sister Ann for his television program. Unsure of how to handle her amazing success, Sister Ann seeks out Father Clementi for advice, unsure of whether to give up her singing and remain a nun or to continue on with her singing career and renounce her vows. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Debbie Reynolds
as Sister Ann
Ricardo Montalban
as Father Clementi
Greer Garson
as Mother Prioress
Agnes Moorehead
as Sister Cluny
Chad Everett
as Robert Gerarde
Katharine Ross
as Nicole Arlien
Ed Sullivan
as Himself
Juanita Moore
as Sister Mary
Ricky Cordell
as Dominic Arlien
Michael Pate
as Mr. Arlien
Monique Montaigne
as Sister Michele
Joyce Vanderveen
as Sister Elise
Anne Wakefield
as Sister Brigitte
Marina Koshetz
as Sister Marthe
Nancy Walters
as Sister Therese
Inez Pedroza
as Sister Consuella
Violet Rensing
as Sister Elizabeth


Henry Koster
Hayes Goetz
Sally Benson
Milton Krasner
Harold Gelman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Sparks
Rita Roland
George W. Davis
Art Director
Urie McCleary
Art Director
Jerry Wunderlich
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Robert Sidney
William J. Tuttle