The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
Movie: The Keys of the Kingdom
- Director: John M Stahl
- Stars: Anne Revere, Benson Fong, Cedric Hardwicke, Edmund Gwenn, Gregory Peck, James Gleason, Leonard Strong, Peggy Ann Garner, Philip Ahn, Roddy McDowall, Rose Stradner, Ruth Nelson, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price
- Release Date: December 15, 1944
- Run Time: 137 mins
- Genre: Drama
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world, Father Chisholm struggles. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty and a variety of set backs which humble him, but make him more determined than ever to succeed. Over the span of many years he gains acceptance and a growing congregation among the Chinese, through his quiet determination, understanding and patience.