The Preacher's Wife

Synopsis: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help - and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley. However, Dudley's arrival seems to cause even more trouble...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Penny Marshall
Production: Disney
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

- Come on.

The Christmas

I learned all about miracles.

I asked Santa Claus to bring me

a brother for Christmas.

Well, Santa doesn't make

those kinds of deliveries, baby.


Can Hakim have lunch with us?

Well, I think Hakim's grandma

might want him around today, you know?

But he's my best friend.

Well, maybe she won't

miss him for a while.

- But then you and I

are going downtown, okay?

- Okay.

- Be careful crossing the street.

- I will.

- Look both ways.

- Hakim!

- [Henry] Don't wake his grandma.

- Hakim!

Come on, come on!

Hurry up! All right!

Let's play, Jeremiah!


Let's build a snowman.

Come on over here.

Come on over here.

- [Boys Laughing]

- Huh! Huh!

% Hold on%

% Hold on%

% Help is on the way%

% Hold on%

% Hold on%

Child, I'm the only help

in this house.

- Mmm, mmm, mmm.

- Now that was a lovely sermon.

Even better the second time.

Mama, please.

I told you about smoking in the house.

You shouldn't be smoking at all.

Well, there's a lot of things

I shouldn't be doing at all.

[Boys Chattering]

Oh, poor Hakim.

Bad enough his mama ran out,

but to leave him with his grandma.

Bessie Adams can't

take care of no five-year-old!

You know that woman's

two days older than dirt!

Well, she won't

have to much longer.

- Child Welfare's gonna take him now.

- What?

Julia, they're closing

the youth center today.

I have to say good-bye to the kids.

What is his problem?

There is no problem, Ma.

Yeah, and I'm the Queen of the Nile!

Julia, something's been going on

in this house for months now.

I can hear it in your voice

over the phone.

- Mom, maybe you've been

dialing the wrong number.

- Oh, yeah?

Well, somebody just better get

their house in order. That's all I know.

- Well, don't look at me, Ma, okay?

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Nat Mauldin

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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