The Reluctant Saint (1962)

The Reluctant Saint poster

Dmytryk-Weiler
Starring:
 Maximilian Schell, Lea Padovani
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: The story of a simple man named Giuseppe (Maximilian Schell) who would later become Saint Joseph Cupertino.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): At the beginning of the film Giuseppe, who has a natural love for animals, is seen cradling a tiny bird in his hands. Above him an interested kitten watches from a windowsill.

The Reluctant Saint - kitten sitting on windowsill looking down

The Reluctant Saint - kitten sitting on windowsill looking down

Giuseppe releases the bird and the kitten watches the animal as it flies away.

The Reluctant Saint - kitten sitting on windowsill looking over

The Reluctant Saint - kitten sitting on windowsill looking up

The Reluctant Saint - kitten sitting on windowsill watching as Giuseppe Maximilian Schell releases bird

Purr Blur:  After Giuseppe has become a priest, the people of his hometown hear the news and bring their children and animals to him for blessings. In the crowd a woman is seen holding a kitten (possibly the same one as before!)

The Reluctant Saint - woman in crowd holding kitten

Final Mewsings: May all the kitties be blessed..


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