The Trouble with Angels

The Trouble with Angels

Director: Ida Lupino Cast: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes

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Overview

The Trouble With Angels opens on the first day of school for a new batch of students at St. Francis Academy, run by a very strong-willed Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell). She is used to having things her way, but she may have met her match in the headstrong and independent Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills) and her newfound friend, Rachel Devery (June Harding). Mary, easily bored and ready to rebel at the drop of a hat, comes up with an endless series of "scathingly brilliant" schemes designed either to amuse her and Rachel, torture insufferable schoolmate Marvel-Ann, or in some way help them get ahead. Rachel, who would never come up with such ideas on her own, is delighted to go along with them. The duo starts right away by convincing several of the girls to join them in giving fake names to the sisters that register them. Future escapades include guided tours of the nuns' living quarters, illicit cigarette smoking that brings about the fire brigade, replacing sugar with soap bubbles, and many others. Several times the Mother Superior is on the brink of expelling the girls, but she relents, knowing something of their home lives and that they will benefit from the more nurturing environment of the school. By the end of the film, the girls have indeed grown, and Mary, in particular, has developed a special love for the Academy.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2019
UPC: 0043396558946
Original Release: 1966
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 2,164

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosalind Russell Mother Superior
Hayley Mills Mary Clancy
Binnie Barnes Sister Celestine
Gypsy Rose Lee Mrs. Phipps
Camilla Sparv Sister Constance
June Harding Rachel Devery
Mary Wickes Sister Clarissa
Marge Redmond Sister Liguori
Dolores Sutton Sister Rose Marie
Margalo Gillmore Sister Barbara
Marjorie Eaton Sister Ursula
Barbara Bell Wright Sister Margaret
Judith Lowry Sister Prudence
Barbara Hunter Marvel-Ann
Patty Ann Gerrity Sheila
Ronne Troup Helen
Jim Boles Mr. Gottschalk
Kent Smith Uncle George
Pat McCaffrie Mr. Devery
Mary Young Mrs. Eldridge
Jim Hutton Mr. Petrie
Portia Nelson Sister Elizabeth
Harry Harvey Mr. Grissom

Technical Credits
Ida Lupino Director
John Beckman Art Director
Helen Colvig Costumes/Costume Designer
William Frye Producer
Victor A. Gangelin Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Blanche Hanalis Screenwriter
Robert Jones Editor
Ben Lane Makeup
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer

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The Trouble with Angels 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
"Where's the fire??" invokes the bass voice of Rosalind Russell as she catches prankster Hayley Mills plummeting down a fire escape...Teenaged Mills evokes both laughter and tears as the bane of Mother Superior's existance. It should have special meaning for anyone who remembers their teen years...for anyone who was taught by nuns...or for the ones who had the "scathingly brilliant" ideas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved seeing this movie for the first time in 1966 in the movie theaters. My sister and I laughed so much. Loved growing up watching Hayley Mills movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Where's the fire?" invokes the bass voice of Roz Russell to her least favorite pupil Hayley Mills...as Hayley plummets down a fire escape. There are hijinks galore in this hilarious coming of age story. It should appeal to anyone who remembers their youth, who were taught by nuns, or who came up with "scathingly brilliant ideas". Don't miss it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I saw this movie I was a little girl. Now I'm 23 and still love it! It's full of cute and clean humor that all ages can injoy. Moms, get this movie and watch it with your daughters. I've never seen a movie that diminstrates just how hard growing up is, how much fun trouble can be, and how just a few years makes all the diferance in a young woman's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie in 1966 when I was 16 with my close friends before moving 3 states away shortly after. It was such a coincidence to had seen that movie at the pinnicle of my own personal turning point. I knew what was happening in Mary's (Hayley) heart was surely happening to me at that time. It was so bittersweet to had left my close friends, but for sure fortunate enough to had left a strong but 'sweet 16' memory for me as I progressed to become a young adult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is a classic crack up! one of my very favorites...enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have been a fan of Hayley Mills since i was a young girl. i think she nailed another great movie. its is a great movie to sit and watch with your family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute movie! I really enjoyed watching it and thought that Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills were superb My only complaint is that the DVD is pan an scan and they didn't also include a widescreen version! I'm hoping that someday a widescreen DVD will be released!
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Trouble with Angels is a great movie--for kids and adults alike. For anyone who has any idea of what growing up in a boarding school is like, this movie takes it to perfection. The two main characters start out on their bus ride to attend the nun-run Catholic school for their first year, and from the beginning you can see they are going to be trouble. Mills's character is definitely the dominant, leading her friend to try out devilish schemes and ideas with her that mischievously add comedy to the lives in the boarding school. This film is great for comedy, and for tears. It's great for the whole family, and I highly recommend it.