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Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening

(USA 1949) 94 min. 16 mm
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester

Two French nuns arrive in New England to build a children’s hospital. They enlist the help of several colourful characters in achieving their dream including a struggling artist, a popular composer, and a renowned racketeer. This warm sentimental comedy drama was a perennial Christmas favorite all through the 50s and 60s. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing, Motion Picture Story. 
Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Cost: Free, but you must be a member of the Friends of the National Library or the Reel McCoy Film Society. Membership cards must be shown at the door.

Bookings not required.


  • When: 24 Oct 2012
  • Time: 06:00PM – 09:00PM
  • Where: Theatre (Lower Ground One (LG1))