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The Keys of the Kingdom (15-Dec-1944)

Director: John M. Stahl

Writers: Nunnally Johnson; Joseph L. Mankiewicz

From novel: The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin

Keywords: Drama

A young and somewhat unorthodox Catholic priest in turn-of-the-century Britain struggles to fit in with life as a rector, only finding his true calling after he is selected for an evangelical mission to China. Though somewhat dated and undeniably a sentimental film, Gregory Peck yields a surprisingly powerful performance among a well-chosen cast. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Dramatic Score, and Best Interior Decoration.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Philip Ahn
29-Mar-1905 28-Feb-1978 Early Korean-American actor
Sara Allgood
31-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1950 How Green Was My Valley
Benson Fong
10-Oct-1916 1-Aug-1987 Flower Drum Song
Ruth Ford
7-Jul-1915 12-Aug-2009 American stage actress
Peggy Ann Garner
3-Feb-1932 16-Oct-1984 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
James Gleason
23-May-1882 12-Apr-1959 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Edmund Gwenn
26-Sep-1875 6-Sep-1959 Miracle on 34th Street
Cedric Hardwicke
19-Feb-1893 6-Aug-1964 Suspicion
Roddy McDowall
17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
Thomas Mitchell
11-Jul-1892 17-Dec-1962 Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Ruth Nelson
2-Aug-1905 12-Sep-1992 Awakenings
Gregory Peck
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Vincent Price
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Anne Revere
25-Jun-1903 18-Dec-1990 National Velvet


Gregory Peck   ...   Father Francis Chisholm
Thomas Mitchell   ...   Dr. Willie Tullock
Vincent Price   ...   The Rev. Angus Mealey
Roddy McDowall   ...   Francis Chisholm (youth)
Edmund Gwenn   ...   Rev. Hamish MacNabb
Jane Ball   ...   Nora
Philip Ahn   ...   Mr. Pao (envoy)
Cedric Hardwicke   ...   Monsignor Sleeth
Peggy Ann Garner   ...   Young Nora
James Gleason   ...   Dr. Wilbur Fiske (missionary)
Anne Revere   ...   Agnes Fiske
Ruth Nelson   ...   Lisbeth Chisholm
Benson Fong   ...   Joseph
Leonard Strong   ...   Mr. Chia
Arthur Shields   ...   Fr. Tarrant
Sara Allgood   ...   Sister Martha
Edith Barrett   ...   Aunt Polly Bannon
Richard Loo   ...   Lt. Shon
Ruth Ford   ...   Sister Clotilde
H. T. Tsiang   ...   Hosannah Wong
Si-Lan Chen   ...   Philomena Wang
Eunice Soo-Hoo   ...   Anna


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