Keys of the Kingdom

Keys of the Kingdom

DVD - 2006
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A young priest, Father Chisholm, is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Branch Call Number: DVD KEYS 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 28, 2019

A film starring the great Gregory Peck and based upon a novel of the Scottish writer A.J. Cronin. Peck's character, a priest, is sent to China to establish a church. He chooses to provide education and health care to the people with conversion to Catholicism being a secondary goal. Peck was nominated for an Oscar as best actor.

Jan 28, 2019

Good movie, enjoyable. Some of the wording and portrayal of Asian peoples is dated and reflective of the prejudices of the period. However, the overall theme and portrayal of friendships formed and heroic action under the most difficult of circumstances was compelling.

May 13, 2016

This was Gregory Peck's first movie and his performance won a nominated oscar for best actor. The film has great themes and is especially touching in our modern world

Oct 09, 2015

This is a drama base on the novel by A.J. Cronin, originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
Although the story is a profoundly moving and heart-felt, if not too idealized, tale, I can hardly believ this story simply because there are too many bad stories about priests in Canada and the States.

Feb 01, 2015

I was very pleased at being able to see actors Gregory Peck and Vincent Price at a young age. Story was very touching and excellent filming. Only fault which continues to need to be addressed is the portrayal of Chinese in films. I strongly feel that only Chinese people should play Chinese and that they should also be consulted for cultural authenticity.

Apr 07, 2014

An amazingly wonderful and riveting movie from start to finish. An excellent story (or should I say stories) filled with friendships, love, war, intrigue. You really don’t suspect the turns this movie takes, and yet they are so appropriate. The movie is fine for all members of the family. Oh, what a great movie. I can't believe I just stumbled upon this movie.

May 22, 2013

Peck excels as the selfless altruist, with solid conviction and goodness. A remarkable actor, (this being only the second film of his career). A powerfully emotional parting scene between he and his co-star; the melting iceberg known as the Reverend Mother Maria-Veronica, played by Rose Stradner, wife of brilliant screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz. A tender story here from him (that I'd wager would be guaranteed rejected if hypothetically brought to any present day studio, what with the politically incorrect subject matter centering on God and faith... How sad.)


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May 23, 2013

Reverend Mother Maria-Veronica: "...It must be a great blow to you, to see your beautiful church so wantonly destroyed..." Father Francis Chisholm: "...No one can destroy my church... I shall build it again... As long as I live I shall build my church..."

May 22, 2013

Father Francis Chisholm (regaining consciousness after getting injured pulling a coup on the Imperial Army General Wai's Captain): "Am I at The Mission?" Joseph: "Yes, Father. We are all well, and safe." Father Francis Chisholm: "And the gun... is it... finished?" Chinese Republican Revolutionary Officer: "It IS finished. And thirty-two of the enemy, blown into little pieces... Never in my life have I seen such a lovely killing! One more like that, and you will force *me* to endure Christianity!"


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May 13, 2016

shan59 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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