Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sacking of Archiepiscopal Palace in Vienna

I know this is a clip of the sacking of Cardinal Initzer's palace in Vienna but does anyone know what film it is from?

18 comments:

josephmchardy said...

Is it from 'The Cardinal'?

Gregor said...

It's Preminger's "The Cardinal". Card. Innitzer is played by the great Josef Meinrad.

Alban Nunn said...

The Cardinal (Otto Preminger, 1963)

Dorothy said...

I think the scene may come from "The Cardinal", an Otto Preminger film made in 1963.

Fr D said...

It's from "The Cardinal". Released in 1963 starring Tom Tryon. If you don't know it, there are 2 stunning, fantastic and liturgically correct scenes: Father Fermoyle's ordination to the Sacred Priesthood and his subsequent ordination to the episcopate. Well worth a look.

universal doctor said...

"Monsignor" 1982, directed by Frank Perry. I remember seeing it on the television when I was younger. Some superb locations on view, but script rather dated and predictable.

Surge said...

The Cardinal

Richard Collins said...

Phew, a most moving clip, especially at the point when the priests consumed the Sacred Species. I would like to see the whole film.

Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

I got a crucifix that had been thrown in the trash. It was one of two that used to belong to side altars in a Church.

They had been thrown in the trash.

My question is: What's the difference between Nazis and Modernist that trash a Church and its sacred objects?

Why are we offended by the evil that Satan's sons do, and not by those that claim to love our Lord?

Across the United States our Churches have not been decimated by Nazis, but by the Modernists.

*

Independent said...

The Cardinal DVD can be bought on Amazon.

Martin said...

This is still in my view the greatest Catholic movie ever made. The hero Father Fermoyle makes a spiritual journey from being proud and complacent through challenges to his faith and vocation against a backdrop of moral and social chaos. It was filmed in 1963 when the Catholic world it portrays was still recognisable and is all the more poignant for showing what has been lost. And while a very positive portrayal it pulls its punches, as in its portrayal of Initzer's enthusiastic acceptance of the Anschlus.

pelerin said...

St Michael etc - but we WERE offended by what the Modernists did.

I hate seeing beautiful old statues and crucifixes and yes vestments too on continental market stalls, which obviously once adorned churches. And I can no longer bear to visit the church where I was baptised and married since it was wreckovated - it broke my heart to see what had been done to the once magnificent High Altar and Lady Chapel.

B flat said...

I loved this film. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
When Pius XII was nuncio in Bavaria, he impressed everyone by facing down a communist mob who broke into the nunciature in Munich, and they went away.
Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, was attacked by supporters of General Aoun, and his palace vandalised. You can see it on YouTube here:
http://tinyurl.com/2wezcqj

It is rather distressing, be warned!

universal doctor said...

My bad! I always get cardinals and monsignori mixed up ;)

santoeusebio said...

"The Cardinal" is being shown on BBC2 on Wednesday shortly after midnight i.e. early Thursday morning.

Nicolas Bellord

santoeusebio said...

Correction! "The Cardinal" is on BBC2 on Wednesday 22nd at 10.15a.m.

Nicolas Bellord

Crux Fidelis said...

The book "The Cardinal" by Henry Morton Robinson is far superior to Preminger's film of the book. But that's usually the case.

pelerin said...

I wish I had seen santoeusibio's information that gave details of the showing on tv today of 'The Cardinal.' However I did catch the last hour or so this morning and on looking up details of the film was interested to see that the 'Vatican Liaison' was none other than a certain Joseph Ratzinger - hence the 'stunning liturgically correct' scenes mentioned by Fr D.