The Keys of the Kingdom

The Keys of the Kingdom

DVD - 2006
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A Scottish Catholic missionary spends decades in 19th Century China struggling to build his mission and help the people.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006
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Branch Call Number: DVD KEY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in

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shan59
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

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akirakato
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.

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BloomFree
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.

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amhorton
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.

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Monolith
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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Monolith
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..."

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Monolith
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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shan59
May 13, 2016

shan59 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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