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Reluctant Saint, The: The Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino (1962)
Reluctant Saint, The: The Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino (1962)


 
Gloria Deo Price: $19.95
Publisher/Mfg: IGN
Binding: DV

Item No.: 897079001775
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Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Featuring Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff, Mark Damon

Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally challenged -- he surprises a local bishop by his incredible relationship with the monastery's animals. Believing this merits a traditional religious education, he is taken in and taught to pray, with miraculous results. His spiritual energy apparently allows him to levitate, which impressed many, and terrified others. Tracie Cooper, Rovi
The Reluctant Saint - Trailer
Features
  • New DVD transfer from the original archive film master
    Includes a 16-page Collector’s Booklet with an essay by film critic Steven Greydanus and a biography of St. Joseph of Cupertino by historian and journalist Sandra Miesel.
    Includes the “lost ending”

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