Oscar Movies: Come to the Stable (1949)

One of the most popular films of 1949, “Come to the Stable” has become a perennial showing during the Christmas season, due to its subject and message, not to mention its cast.Cautious to be moral without being too overtly religious, “Come to the Stable” is a typical Hollywood middlebrow, crowd-pleasing affair who will disagree with the cause of providing better care for children.  The box-office success must have impressed the Academy voters for the picture received no less than seven Oscar nominations, and it’s one of the few films to grant three of its women Oscar nods

Oscar Nominations: 7

Actress: Loretta Young

Supporting Actress: Celeste Holm

Supporting Actress: Elsa Lanchester

Motion Picture Story: Clare Booth Luce

Cinematography (b/w): Joseph LaShelle

Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Lyle Wheeler and Joseph C. Wright; Thomas little and Paul S. Fox

Song: “Through a Long and Sleepless night,” music by Alfred Newman, lyrics by Mack Gordon

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Actress Oscar was Olivia De Havilland for “The Heiress,” and the winner of the Supporting Actor Oscar was Mercedes McCambridge for “All the King’s Men,” which swept most of the Oscars, including Best Picture.