The Cardinal

The Cardinal
The Cardinal
  • UR
  • 2h 55m
  • 1963
A dedicated young American must face yearnings of the flesh, overcome his doubt and discover the courage of his convictions in the epic story of a young priest's rise to lead the College of Cardinals. Thomas Tryon, who later achieved fame as a blockbuster novelist, stars as the man who confronts racism in his native country, Nazis and the horrors of World War II, and the profoundly divisive social controversies of his time to become a Prince of the Church.
© 1963 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out
Tom Milne

Risible script based on a doorstop novel by Henry Morton Robinson, but handled by Preminger with t...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

he end is a great letdown from what Mr. Preminger might have accomplished with the 1950 novel of H...

June 21, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

It's nothing more than a kitsch take on the good and bad of the Catholic Church, but it has the ch...

June 21, 2017
TV Guide

With an hour cut out of it, this might have been a landmark picture.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:December 12, 1963

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