Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: The Cardinal (in 8 Minutes)

Time once again for our regular midday Wednesday feature (if a little behind schedule, like everything else lately).

The Cardinal is a 1963 film starring Tom Tyron as a fictional Irish Catholic priest, Stephen Fermoyle, and spanning the years from his ordination to the priesthood in 1917, to his elevation to the cardinalate on the eve of the Second World War. The film was based on the novel by Henry Morton Robinson. It was shot on location in Boston, Rome, and Vienna. The Vatican cooperated with the production of the film, through its liaison, a young Bavarian priest named Josef Ratzinger.

Seven minutes into this clip, we see the Catholic people of Austria defying tyranny through nonviolence, as well as their singing of the "Alleluja" from Mozart's "Exsultate, Jubilate."

One of our faves here at mwbh.

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