A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world, Father Chisholm struggles. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty and a variety of set backs which humble him, but make him more determined than ever to succeed.

  1. John M. Stahl


  2. A.J. Cronin


  3. Joseph L. Mankiewicz


  4. Nunnally Johnson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Father Francis Chisholm

  2. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell

    Willie Tulloch

  3. Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Angus Mealey

  4. Rose Stradner

    Rose Stradner

    Reverend Mother Maria-Veronica

  5. Roddy McDowall

    Roddy McDowall

    Francis Chisholm, as a boy

Full Cast & Crew

The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 15, 1944


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue -



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