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The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
The Bells of St. Mary's (Movie)
The movie follows St. Mary's new pastor, Father Chuck O'Malley, who often finds himself at odds with Sister Benedict, the nun who oversees and teaches at the school. Their ups and downs play out in relation to two students: a boy who is being bullied, and a troubled girl whose parents long ago separated. The rundown school is in need of a new building — in fact, the school is fighting to stay open — and the nuns have their eyes on a modern new office building going up next door, hoping its owner, the crotchety Horace P. Bogardus, will see the light and donate it as their new teaching facility. Meanwhile, Sister Benedict's deteriorating health leads to complications between her and O'Malley.