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Initial DVD release
November 11, 2003

United States





Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows movie poster

Release date
April 10, 1968 (1968-04-10) (USA)

Blanche Hanalis, Jane Trahey (characters)

Film series
(Mother Simplicia), (Sister George), (Sister Celestine), (Sister Clarissa), (Sister Rose Marie), (The Movie Director: The 'In' Group)

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Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a 1968 American comedy film directed by James Neilson and starring Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, and Binnie Barnes. Written by Blanche Hanalis, (who would go on to develop Little House on the Prairie five years later), the film is based on a story by Jane Trahey about an old-line Mother Superior who is challenged by a modern young nun when they take the girls of St. Francis Academy on a bus trip across the United States.



Released on April 10, 1968, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a sequel to The Trouble with Angels (1966). Russell, Mary Wickes, Binnie Barnes and Dolores Sutton all reprise their roles as nuns from the original film. Wickes would later don the habit yet again for her amusing turn in both Sister Act (1992) and the sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).

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The story depicts the rivalry between the conservative Mother Superior (Russell) and the glamorous, liberal progressive young Sister George (Stevens) as they shepherd a busload of Catholic high school girls across America to an interfaith youth rally being held in Santa Barbara, California. As they debate expressions of faith and role of the Church in the tumultuous America of the sixties, they must also contend with the antics of two rebellious, trouble-prone students, Rosabelle (Susan Saint James) and Marvel Anne (Barbara Hunter).


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  • Rosalind Russell as Mother Superior
  • Stella Stevens as Sister George
  • Binnie Barnes as Sister Celestine
  • Mary Wickes as Sister Clarissa
  • Dolores Sutton as Sister Rose-Marie
  • Milton Berle as Film Director
  • Arthur Godfrey as The Bishop
  • Van Johnson as Father Chase
  • Robert Taylor as Mr. Farraday
  • Susan Saint James as Rosabelle
  • Barbara Hunter as Marvel Anne
  • Alice Rawlings as Patty
  • Hilary Thompson as Hilarie
  • Devon Douglas as Devon
  • Ellen Moss as Tanya
  • Cherie Lamour as Cherie
  • June Fairchild as June
  • Casting

    Along with Russell, the three featured nuns from The Trouble with Angels (Mary Wickes as Sister Clarissa, Binnie Barnes as Sister Celestine and Dolores Sutton as Sister Rose-Marie) returned for this outing. Barbara Hunter also reprised her role as Marvel Anne, the cousin of Hayley Mills' character (despite having been seen in the graduation line-up at the finale of the first film). The supporting cast includes Milton Berle (as a bombastic John Ford style movie director), Arthur Godfrey (as the Bishop of the diocese where the St. Francis Academy is located), Van Johnson (as the head of a Catholic boys high school) and Robert Taylor (as a wealthy rancher in his final film).

    Filming locations

  • Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dorney Amusement Park, 3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Eaves Movie Ranch, 75 Rancho Allegre Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Many of the scenes in the movie's first half were filmed in Philadelphia, including Market Street near 13th Street, a couple of blocks west, right outside City Hall, and a protest scene at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also, at the northern suburbs of Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, especially at was St. Mary's Villa, a Catholic home for troubled and at-risk youth on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

    The "boarding school" at which the group stops was actually Germantown Academy, about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of St. Mary's Villa, although the church shown just prior to the boarding school is actually Ft. Washington Baptist Church, which is only about 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of St. Mary's Villa. A scene prominently displays Dorney Park, an amusement park in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

    The early bus scenes were filmed in nearby Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, with the exception of the scene where the bus (which bears an appropriate Pennsylvania license plate) stalls at a railroad crossing and is nearly hit by a Santa Fe train (which does not serve the Philadelphia area).


    The theme song was written and performed on the soundtrack by pop act and songwriting duo Boyce & Hart. Composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his work on the television series Mission: Impossible, collaborated with Boyce & Hart on the title song and supplied the incidental score.

  • "Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows" (Schifrin, Boyce, and Hart) performed by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – 1:59
  • "Goodbye Baby (I Don't Want to See You Cry)" (Schifrin, Boyce, and Hart) performed by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – 2:57
  • References

    Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Wikipedia
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