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The Reluctant Saint
The Reluctant Saint

THE RELUCTANT SAINT

Directed by Edward Dmytryk
United States, 1962
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Maximilian Schell stars as Giuseppe Desa, a 17th-century Italian peasant who becomes a Franciscan friar after his mother pressures a hesitant abbot to accept her son into the monastery — and a bishop takes a shine to him.

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Synopsis

Maximilian Schell stars as Giuseppe Desa, a 17th-century Italian peasant who becomes a Franciscan friar after his mother pressures a hesitant abbot to accept her son into the monastery — and a bishop takes a shine to him.