The New Pictures, Aug. 1, 1949

Come to the Stable (20th Century—ox) is a lighthearted parable of faith which shows innocence and piety triumphing over worldliness and greed. Without being either preachy or selfconscious, the picture turns a religious situation into good entertainment, at the same time mixing its chuckles with a few well-timed umps in the throat.

The basic comedy idea, from a story by Clare Boothe Luce, is that pious innocence can be as indomitable a force as bland ruthlessness. In this case, the pious innocence is personified by two nuns. Since Sister Margaret and Sister Scholastica are...

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