The Runner Stumbles

Most people remember when the world knew Roslyn as Cicely, Alaska – the fictional town that was the setting for the television show Northern Exposure. However, few may remember when Roslyn was Solona, Michigan – the home of a conflicted priest named Father Rivard and an energetic, young nun named Sister Rita. In the 1979 film, The Runner Stumbles, Dick Van Dyke plays a priest accused of murdering a new nun in his parish. Told largely through flashbacks, the Immaculate Conception Church on North B St. is where much of the story unfolds, and Roslyn is the backdrop for the film’s many outdoor scenes.

It has been over thirty years since that movie was first released and it has never been published on DVD, however, it can be found playing on very rare occasion at the Roslyn movie theater.

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