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Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows!
Director: James Neilson (Dir)
Release Date:   1968
Premiere Information:   Houston opening: 3 Apr 1968
Duration (in mins):   95
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Cast:   Rosalind Russell (Mother Simplicia)  
    Stella Stevens (Sister George)  
    Binnie Barnes (Sister Celestine)  
    Mary Wickes (Sister Clarissa)  
    Dolores Sutton (Sister Rose Marie)  
    Milton Berle (Film director)  
    Arthur Godfrey (Bishop)  
    Van Johnson (Father Chase)  
    Robert Taylor (Mr. Farriday)  
    Susan Saint James (Rosabelle)  
    Barbara Hunter (Marvel Ann Clancy)  
    Alice Rawlings (Patty)  
    Hilarie Thompson (Hilarie)  
    Devon Douglas (Devon)  
    Ellen Moss (Tanya)  
    Cherie Lamour (Cherie)  
    June Fairchild (June)  
    Michael Christian (Motorcycle gang leader)  
    Jon Hill (Cyclist)  
    John Findlater (Jud Farriday)  
    Tom Logan (Tom)  
    William Lundigan (Mr. Clancy)  
    Mary Jo Begley (Miss Ohio)  
    Barbara Boman (Miss Missouri)  
    Janis Eaton (Miss Oklahoma)  
    Patricia Eaves (Miss New Mexico)  
    Betsy Gindele (Miss Pennsylvania)  
    Vivian Gradin (Miss Texas)  
    Suelen Helland (Miss Illinois)  
    Cindy Lu Rumple (Miss Indiana)  

Summary: Despite misgivings, conservative Mother Superior Simplicia accompanies progressive Sister George and the girls of St. Francis Academy in Pennsylvania to an ecumenical rally in California. En route they encounter a gang of motorcyclists, intent on rape; spend a night at a Catholic boys' school administered by Father Chase, during which the girls demonstrate bomb manufacture and attend a rock dance; are hosted in New Mexico by Mr. Farriday and his six sons; and are attacked in Arizona by Indian extras enraged at the film director employing them. During the California rally, the nuns, inspired by the spirit of Christian fellowship, resolve their differences, changing their former habits for short skirts and ebony hose. 

Production Company: William Frye Productions  
Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures  
Director: James Neilson (Dir)
  Carl Beringer (Asst dir)
  John Anderson Jr. (Asst dir)
Producer: William Frye (Prod)
  James Wharton (Assoc prod)
Writer: Blanche Hanalis (Wrt)
Photography: Sam Leavitt (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler (Prod des)
Film Editor: Adrienne Fazan (Film ed)
Set Decoration: Frank [A.] Tuttle (Set dec)
Costumes: Moss Mabry (Cost supv)
Music: Lalo Schifrin (Mus)
Sound: Charles J. Rice (Sd supv)
  Bill Ford (Sd)
  Jack Haynes (Sd)
Dance: Hannah Reiner (Choreog)
Make Up: Ben Lane (Makeup)
  Virginia Jones (Hairstyles)
Production Misc: William O'Sullivan (Prod cons)
  Rita Kohler (Asst to the prod)
  Charlsie Bryant (Scr supv)
  Wayne Fitzgerald (Main titles)
Country: United States

Songs: "Where Angels Go...Trouble Follows!" words and music Lalo Schifrin, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.
Composer: Tommy Boyce
  Bobby Hart
  Lalo Schifrin
Source Text: Based on characters created by Jane Trahey.
Authors: Jane Trahey

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
William Frye Productions 31/12/1967 dd/mm/yyyy LP35871

Physical Properties: Sd:
  col: Pathé

 
Genre: Comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Adolescence
  Arizona
  Boarding schools
  Bombs
  California
  Catholics
  Indians of North America
  Motion picture directors
  Motion picture actors and actresses
  Motorcycle gangs
  New Mexico
  Nuns
  Pennsylvania
  Priests
  Schoolteachers
  Students

Note: A sequel to The Trouble With Angels, q. v. 

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