• The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

The Keys of the Kingdom

Release Date: 1944

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2006

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Orphaned as a child, Francis Chisholm (Gregory Peck) grows up to join the priesthood. He decides to become a missionary in China, and arrives to find the previous church burned down. Undaunted, he presses on, but doesn't initially fare well with the local populace. It's not until the child of a Mandarin falls ill that Chisholm proves his worth. Over time, he collaborates with a trio of nuns, endures several wars and, at the end of his life, returns to Scotland.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall, Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke, Rose Stradner

Director: John M. Stahl

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Sacrifice, Moving, 1930s

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Awards

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Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)