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.
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Blu-Ray. I'm not particularly interested in American Catholic melodramas but this one was worth my time. Directed by one of the three forgotten Johns ( Stahl, Cromwell and Brahm ), based on a book written by Scottish novelist A. J. Cronin, the story leads us to a remote village in China. Vincent Price as a snobbish bishop is also very enjoyable. More a humanist picture than a religious one. Highly recommended.
I admit I watched this for Gregory Peck, but it turned out better than I expected. The story drags on a bit, and the topic of religion was never one of my main interests. Yet, the balance between religion, philosophies, and culture was nicely done, and I was glad to see that some of the Mandarin and Cantonese spoken was decent!