Reluctant Saint
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Reluctant Saint
Giuseppe (Maximilian Schell) is a simple minded peasant in this uneven story of religious miracles. Verging on being the village idiot, his worried mother sends him to his brother at a monastery. His misbehavior gets him banished to the stables where he develops a way with the animals. His equestrian interests causes the Bishop to take notice and the peasant is encouraged to become a priest. He miraculously passes the exams to become a man of the cloth. When his prays to a broken statue of the Madonna, the air-headed priest begins to float. Don Raspi (Ricardo Montalban) is dubious fellow about… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Could almost be viewed as a spiritual sequel of sorts, or at least a follow-up, to Rossellini's The Flowers of Saint Francis."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Never boring."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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