Girl groups? Boogie-woogie on the piano? What were you thinking? I was thinkin' more like...
Girl groups? Boogie-woogie on the piano? What were you thinking?
I was thinkin' more like Vegas, y'know, get some butts in the seats.
And what next? Popcorn? Curtain calls? This is not a theater or a casino.
Yeah, but that's the problem. See, people like going to theaters, and they like going to casinos, but they don't like coming to church. Why? Because it's a drag. But we could change all that, see? We could pack this joint.
Through blasphemy? You have corrupted the entire choir!
[in the hall, Monsignor O'Hara enters]
[he listens to the argument between Delores and Reverend Mother]
How can you say that? I worked my butt off with these women! They've given up their free time to do this, and they're GOOD! I mean, sister, we could, we could ROCK this place!
OUT of the question! As of tomorrow, Mary Lazarus resumes her leadership of the choir.
[Monsignor knocks on the door]
Girl groups! Boogie-woogie on the piano! What were you thinking? I was thinking more like Vegas. You know, get some butts in the seats. And what next? Popcorn? Curtain calls? - This is not a theatre or a casino! - Yeah, but that's the problem. See, people like going to theatres, and they like going to casinos. But they don't like coming to church. Why? Because it's a drag. But we could change all that. See, we could, we could pack this joint. Through blasphemy? You have corrupted the entire choir! - Excuse me. Excuse me. - Oh. - Excuse me. How can you say that? I - - I've worked my butt off with these women. - Oh. They've given up their free time to do this, and they're good! I mean, Sister, we could, we could rock this place. Out of the question! As of tomorrow, Mary Lazarus resumes her leadership of the choir. Come in! Reverend Mother, I just wanted to congratulate you. I haven't enjoyed mass this much in years. What a marvellous programme. Innovative. Inspiring. You're to be commended. I can't wait till next Sunday when the choir performs again. Did you see the people walk right in from the street? That music. That heavenly music. Reverend Mother, it called to them. It-It did? I must tell the Archbishop. I'll send him a personal letter describing your efforts, your bold, new fight to keep your little convent alive. And you must also include this. This is something she would never tell you herself... because this is the kind of woman she is. Sisters, she wants us to go out into the neighbourhood and meet the people. - Oh, this woman. - Oh, bless her. Oh, there are so many problems out there that we could maybe help with. I mean, that's why many of us became nuns. Oh, it's really marvellous, Reverend Mother. - There's a lot we could do for them besides pray, Sister. - That's right. You're a pioneer. Monsignor, surely you realize how dangerous this neighbourhood is. And you will face that danger head-on. - As if I could stop you. - You couldn't. You have my complete support in this matter. Anything you can do to revitalize this neighbourhood would be a blessing.
Clip duration: 128 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: comedy, family, music
Summary: When a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent, she ends up turning the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire, until the sudden ce... Read all