Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Cry Every Time I See This (Writers Workshop)

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“Bells of St. Mary’s” with Bing Crosby is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies; and although I know many of the lines by heart, it never fails to make me cry at the end when the nun who loves St. Mary's and teaching there so much has to leave because she has TB.  The doctor told the priest not to tell her why because he thought it would help her recover quicker, but the nun is devastated at the thought of not being at St. Mary’s next year and not being able to teach anywhere else either.  The Priest and the nun had several disagreements during the school year so she thought O’Malley, the Priest, was just getting her out because they didn’t see eye to eye.

The Priest really respected and liked her though, and couldn’t let her go thinking that.  They have a touching heart-to-heart and he tells her the real reason why she needs to go which makes her so happy.  It’s such a touching scene that I cry every time even though I know it is coming.

What movie makes you cry every time?  Do you like this one too?  If so, what's your favorite part?

This is in response to Mama Kat's Writers Workshop prompt: "What is it about that movie that makes you cry every time?"

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9 comments:

Jenners said...

I've not seen this one but it sounds like a real tear-jerker (but in an honest way).

Visiting from Mama Kats.

Arnebya said...

I've never seen this movie. I'll put it on my list. I can't really think of anything that makes me cry every time I watch it other than It's a Wonderful Life and Steel Magnolias.

Dionne said...

I haven't seen that movie, but I will have to. It sounds like a wonderful classic! Thank you for sharing. I actually cry whenever there is a touching scene in most movies. I am a big wimpy, baby I guess. Oh, well. I don't mind.
Steele magnolias gets me too. Also, when I was seven, E.T. dying really made me blubber.

Helene said...

I've never seen this movie but from what you've written I can imagine a scene like that making me cry as well!

I wrote about this same prompt but my movie was Steel Magnolias!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Oooooooh! I'll have to add that one to my list!!!

Jackie said...

I actually haven't seen this one, but I'm going to add it to my list.

BeadedTail said...

I haven't seen this movie either but it's quite a coincidence you mentioned this since I was crying in St. Mary's today since that's the town where my Grandma's funeral was this morning.

SenoraG said...

Bells is a great movie. For me though it's The King and I. I cry every time at the death scene. Then I get mad at Deborah Kerr for doing that to him!

Karen and Gerard said...

I'm surprised that so many of you haven't seen "Bells of St. Mary's." I hope you will look for it this season because is really is a great move.

Beaded Tail: Sorry about your grandmother. I lost both mine very early on in my life but still have fond memories of them.

SenoraG: I love "The King and I" too and that's another one I tear up on when the King dies. I saw this one performed at our community theater and remember taking along one of the kids in our youth group who'd never seen a play before. Boy was he impressed! He loved it!!

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