I know many of us will be watching our favorite movies and specials. Here is a little holiday cheer to remind us of what Christmas is all about while the hustle and bustle all around us tries to wear us out today.
The movie was released by RKO in 1947. Niven was originally cast as the angel, Dana Andrews as the bishop, and Teresa Wright as his wife. However, Wright had to bow out due to pregnancy. According to Robert Osborne, Andrews was lent to RKO in order to obtain Loretta Young. Koster then brought in Cary Grant, but he wanted to play the angel, so the role of the bishop was given to Niven.