The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Based on the novel by A.J. Cronin, The Keys of the Kingdom was the first big-budget effort of movie-newcomer Gregory Peck. This is the 137-minute chronicle of a Scottish priest (Peck), who is assigned a mission in China. Never very focused… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 1944
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
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Emanuel Levy

With the help of an Oscar nomination, Gregory Peck becamea major star after appearing in Fox's religious bio-epic, in which he plays the heroic Scottish priest, Father Francis Chisholm.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
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... a beautiful and uplifting story with uniformly strong performances from its brilliant cast.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Peck's star-making turn… earned him a Best Actor nod and established his screen persona as a ruggedly decent, dignified underdog.

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Kevin M. Williams
Young Scottish priest Peck goes overseas to convert the people of China to Catholicism ... disagreeing with Church authority types about the so-called heathen… More
John Ballantine
Peck is wonderful as a priest in the midst of difficult places and times. The "China" story and the "youngsters" story both serve to bring… More
Aj V
This movie has a good story, but it is too long, and we don't get to see Vincent Price enough, which is one of the reasons I wanted to see the movie. It… More
jay nixon
Nice story of a man of great faith and his journey in the face of much opposition on the path that he feels is the right one even as others try and fight him.… More