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Saturday Matinee

Special Christmas Show - "The Bells of St. Mary's"


The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) is an American drama film, produced and directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Written by Dudley Nichols and based on a story by Leo McCarey, the film is about a priest and a nun who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The character Father O'Malley had been previously portrayed by Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.



  • Bing Crosby as Father Chuck O'Malley
  • Ingrid Bergman as Sister Mary Benedict
  • Henry Travers as Horace P. Bogardus
  • William Gargan as Joe Gallagher
  • Ruth Donnelly as Sister Michael
  • Joan Carroll as Patricia "Patsy" Gallagher
  • Martha Sleeper as Mary Gallagher
  • Rhys Williams as Dr. McKay
  • Dickie Tyler as Eddie Breen
  • Una O'Connor as Mrs. Breen
  • Dewey Robinson as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Pietro Sosso as Blind Man (uncredited)


  • "Aren't You Glad You're You?" (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) sung by Bing Crosby
  • "Adeste Fideles" sung by Bing Crosby and children's choir
  • "In the Land of Beginning Again" (George W. Meyer / Grant Clarke) sung by Bing Crosby
  • "O Sanctissima" sung by Bing Crosby
  • "It's Spring" ("Vårvindar friska" in Swedish) sung by Ingrid Bergman
  • "The Bells of St. Mary's" sung by Bing Crosby and choir[13]

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