Sally and Saint Anne
Directed byRudolph Maté
Written byJames O'Hanlon
Herb Meadow
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Anton Leader
StarringAnn Blyth
Edmund Gwenn
John McIntire
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Edited byEdward Curtiss
Music byFrank Skinner
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
July 16, 1952
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sally and Saint Anne is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Rudolph Maté and starring Ann Blyth, Edmund Gwenn and John McIntire.


Sally O’Moyne is a schoolgirl who lives with three generations of an eccentric Irish family, including her Grandpa Pat Ryan, who pretends to be close to death. One day at school she can’t find her lunch pail so she prays to Saint Anne, asking for her intercession. When her lunch pail is returned to her, Sally begins to believe Saint Anne is performing miracles for her, and her neighbors ask her to pray to the saint for their requests.[1] A few years later land-grabbing Alderman McCarthy wants the O’Moyne’s off of their property, and Sally turns to Saint Anne to help them keep their house.[2]



  1. ^ Ann C. Paietta. Saints, Clergy and Other Religious Figures on Film and Television, 1895-2003, page 134, McFarland, 2005
  2. ^ Movie of the Week - Sally and Saint Anne, Jet, August 14, 1952, page 66