The Trouble with Angels

Theatrical Release: March 30, 1966
DVD Release: October 1, 2003
The Trouble with Angels


Hayley Mills stars in this delightful comedy about two mischievous students who turn a convent school upside-down with their pranks. Hayley Mills as Mary Clancy and her best friend Rachel (June Harding) succeed in driving the Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) to distraction with an endless number of practical jokes. Just when there appears to be no hope for the school’s two most incorrigible students, they get a little help from Sisters Celestine and Constance. During Christmas break, Mary remains at the school and is touched by the Sisters’ celebration of the Yule. Rachel first doubts Mary’s sincerity, but later follows Mary’s example. Their graduation is both a relief and celebration for the Mother Superior: It’s habit-forming entertainment for the whole family!

Dove Review

A comical story of two young girls that become best friends at a Catholic boarding school. The two are hilarious in the trouble they cause Mother Superior. But, like all mischievous children, they are always caught at the misdeeds and pay the consequences for their actions.

When this movie came to the theater, I was about twelve years old. I remember going with my family to see this enjoyable film and I still love the story. This will be a classic forever and is awarded the Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H-1; OML-1.
Violence: None
Drugs: Young girls smoking.
Nudity: Girls in very short band uniforms.
Other: Mischievous tricks.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Jane Trahey (novel) Blanche Hanalis (screenplay)
Director: Ida Lupino
Producer: William Frye
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 111 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe