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Director:
Writers:
Alfred Hayes (screenplay)
William E. Barrett (novel)
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Release Date:
14 November 1955 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bogart...In a new type of action role! See more »
Plot:
At a Catholic mission in China, long-awaited "Father O'Shea" proves to be a tough guy, disturbingly attractive to mission nurse Anne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
An excellent sentimental journey See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... James 'Jim' Carmody

Gene Tierney ... Anne 'Scotty' Scott

Lee J. Cobb ... Mieh Yang

Agnes Moorehead ... Beryl Sigman

E.G. Marshall ... Dr. David Sigman
Jean Porter ... Mary Yin
Carl Benton Reid ... Father Cornelius
Victor Sen Yung ... John Wong
Philip Ahn ... Jan Teng
Benson Fong ... Chun Tien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Burton ... Rev. Marvin (uncredited)
George Chan ... Li Kwan (uncredited)
Sophie Chin ... Celeste - Nurse (uncredited)
Peter Chong ... Fen Tso Lin - Merchant (uncredited)
Doris Chung ... Clinic Nurse (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Father O'Shea (uncredited)
Don Forbes ... Father Keller (uncredited)
Candace Lee ... Girl Singing 'My Old Kentucky Home' (uncredited)
George Lee ... Mi Lu (uncredited)
May Lee ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc ... Pao Ching (uncredited)
Stella Lynn ... Pao Chu (uncredited)
Moy Ming ... Old Man Seeking Blessing (uncredited)
Henry S. Quan ... Clinic Orderly (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo ... Clinic Orderly (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Moslem Messenger (uncredited)
Sammee Tong ... Servant (uncredited)
Noel Toy ... Woman in Sarong (uncredited)
Marie Tsien ... Woman in Kimono (uncredited)
Beal Wong ... Father (uncredited)
Stephen Wong ... Dan - Boy Leading the Father (uncredited)
Soo Yong ... Midwife of Pao Chu (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
Alfred Hayes (screenplay)

William E. Barrett (novel "The Left Hand of God")

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Victor Young 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer 
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott 
Frank Wade 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Kadish .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Etter D'Orazio .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dick Jensen .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frank Tang .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints) | Mono (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (DVD) | UK:A (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved (certificate #17452) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
William Faulkner completed an adaptation of the 1950 novel for director Howard Hawks, a longtime collaborator, but the results were deemed "rather dull and sincere with an abundance of narration" by Hawks biographer Todd McCarthy and was shelved.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Throughout the climactic confrontation as Carmody and Mieh Yang sit next to each other, Mieh Yang's bald head shifts repeatedly between sunshine and shadow.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. David Sigman:[of prostitutes] Don't tell me the Church gives up on 'em, father! Medicine doesn't give up...
Jim Carmody:When medicine reaches a point where it never has to walk hopelessly away from a case, then you can criticize the Church because it left some... spiritual illness uncured.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
A LOAF OF BREADSee more »

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An excellent sentimental journey, 1 April 2006
Author: walter_kailey from United States

If you like warm feelings and inspirational plots, especially if you are religious, you will love this film. If you prefer PG-13 and above, don't bother. This is solid family entertainment. It has superb acting and writing, and it is very heart warming without being corny or maudlin. Bogart is at his best type cast in his standard role of a cynic from the school of hard knocks who, when put to the test, shows himself to have a heart of gold underneath it all. The extreme poverty and ignorance of Chinese rural people at this time, as well as the very successful inroads made by Catholic missionaries there during this period are accurately portrayed.

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