Come to the Stable
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Come to the Stable
A Christmastime TV perennial, Come to the Stable is the gentle saga of two French nuns (Celeste Holm with accent, Loretta Young without) who come to America in hopes of raising funds for a children's hospital. Travelling to a small New England town presciently named Bethlehem, the nuns befriend eccentric painter Elsa Lanchester, who allows them to use her studio (actually a stable) for their base of operations. Utterly ingenuous when it comes to American mores and customs (they tear up a parking ticket, assuming it to be an advertisement), the sisters raise money in a variety of amusing… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Well acted by Celeste Holme and Lorette Young as French nuns in the U.S., this sentimental religious melodrama was very popular in 1949, garnering 7 Oscar nominations."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Surely a film that shows both its age and its seams, Come to the Stable nonetheless remains a testament to old Hollywood's ability to sell anything it put its mind to."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Sweet, pious entertainment of a sort that “they don't make like that anymore.”"
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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