The Cardinal. 1963. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Robert Dozier, based on the book by Henry Morton Robinson. With Tom Tryon, Carol Lynley, Dorothy Gish. 174 min.
Stephen Fermoyle leaves his rough-and-tumble Boston neighborhood to undertake religious studies in Rome. As he rises through the ranks of the Church, eventually becoming a noted cardinal, he confronts bigotry, hypocrisy, and his own conflicts and doubts.