“The magnanimity of Father Francis is inspiringly conveyed…Gregory Peck, a tall and spare newcomer, gives a quiet and forceful performance in the role of the priest and carries a fine impression of godly devotion and dignity.” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
“A cavalcade of a priest’s life, played excellently by Gregory Peck…what transcends all the cinemaction is the impact of tolerance, service, faith and godliness.” – Variety
An impressive spiritual epic, The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) is adapted from A.J. Cronin’s novel about a Scottish missionary’s life in China by two superlative screenwriters, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (who also produced) and Nunnally Johnson. Headlined by shooting star Gregory Peck (who earned an Oscar® nod for his performance), this pluperfect example of A-picture elegance also features stunning cinematography by Arthur Miller (The Song of Bernadette) and a score from one of Hollywood’s greatest composers, Alfred Newman, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
1944 / B&W
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Kenneth Geist and Chris Mankiewicz / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units