Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Preacher’s Wife”

December 26, 2012 ‐ By
Source: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Source: Samuel Goldwyn Company

The Bishop’s Wife

Maybe some of already knew this; but the fact that The Preacher’s Wife was a remake came as news to me. The original movie, which was released in 1947, was adapted from a book written in 1928 by Robert Nathan. The film featured Cary Grant as the angel “Dudley,” David Niven in Courtney B. Vance’s role of, “Henry Biggs,” (originally Henry Brougham) and naturally, Loretta Young played “Julia.”

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  • Kit

    I knew the young woman who played Whitney’s ice skating double; we used to skate together. Lost track of her; wonder what she’s doing now. And I knew this was a remake of the film The Bishop’s Wife. That movie comes on every Christmas on TMC.

  • The actor is so good

  • I love this film so much. The actor is so good

  • Y8

    I appreciate all the effort you put into researching this.

  • I love this film so much. The actor is so good

  • like, one of my favorite movie

  • ….

    That church was down the street from my house…we kept saying we would go watch them film buy never did :/

  • crazychris

    the main secret was crack nuff said

  • truthbtold

    This is my holiday favorite of all time, in fact, I just watched it on Christmas Eve 🙂

  • Lola

    This movie was so cute. Whitney looked and sounded beautiful.

  • Amija James

    I must be the only person who could not sit through this movie. Whitney’s “acting” ruined it for me.

    • Duni1

      You’re pretty much on your own with this one. Its officially a classic.

  • bigdede

    Spike Lee didn’t make Devil in a Blue Dress

  • Lateshia

    Me to I also love this movie. One of my favorites. I wish they would have played this on TV this year I haven’t seen it on TV in a minute.

  • I love this movie, me and my late father would watch it together every holiday season.