The Keys of the Kingdom (film)

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The Keys of the Kingdom is a 1944 American film based on the 1941 novel The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin. The film was adapted by Nunnally Johnson, directed by John M. Stahl, and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It stars Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, and Vincent Price, and tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a Roman Catholic priest who goes to China to evangelise.

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The Keys of the Kingdom
Theatrical film poster
Directed byJohn M. Stahl
Written byNunnally Johnson
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based onThe Keys of the Kingdom
1941 novel
by A. J. Cronin
Produced byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
StarringGregory Peck
Thomas Mitchell
Vincent Price
Rose Stradner
Edmund Gwenn
Benson Fong
Roddy McDowall
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Si-Lan Chen
Narrated bySir Cedric Hardwicke
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Edited byJames B. Clark
Music byAlfred Newman
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
December 15, 1944 (1944-12-15)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million[1]
Box office$2.4 million[2]