The Singing Nun is a 1962 semi-biographical film based on the life of Jeanine Deckers and directed by Henry Koster. In the film, Sister Ann (Debbie Reynolds) is an enthusiastic young nun who has just arrived at her new post, the Samaritan House in Ghent, Belgium. The house, which is meant to act as a training ground for nuns, is in a bad neighborhood, but Sister Ann is optimistic about her time there. Sister Ann has many new ideas and most of the nuns welcome her with open arms. However, Sister Cluny (Agnes Moorehead) thinks Sister Ann is naive and wants her out of the house. Her dislike for Sister Ann is increased when the church realizes the young sister has a beautiful musical talent. The church exploits her talent to make money for the rectory. At first, she is grateful to help out, but after a while Sister Ann reconsiders whether she is truly doing God's work.