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 ... See full summary »
John M. Stahl
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife. David & Bathsheba succumb to their feelings. Their affair, her resulting pregnancy, & David's resolve to have her husband killed so Bathsheba will be free to marry, bring the wrath of God upon the kingdom. David must rediscover his faith in God in order to save Bathsheba from death by stoning, his kingdom from drought & famine, & himself from his many sins.Written by
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This would be the final film for George Zucco. In what was supposed to be this next film, "The Desert Fox" (1951), he suffered a stroke on the set. He would peacefully spend the remainder of his life in an assisted living facility until 1960. See more »
Peck wears the "Star of David" throughout the movie, which doesn't appear until the 3rd century CE and was not commonly used until the middle ages. See more »
You're wounded. Let me call for a physician.
No, no, let it alone. It's a long time since I've shed any blood. It's good to have proof that it still runs in my veins.
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From a Swords & sandals film from "50-60 decades the expectations are so clear than it seems nothing new to say. the Biblical movies from the same period are predictable, too. in this case, the things are different. because the axis is the dialogue. because the fight scenes are not the basic ingredient and the love story, well known, is gived in the right way. Gregory Peck gives a real different David and his admirable performance represents the lead motif for see the film who is not exactly a correct adaptation of the book of Samuel, but a precise exploration of vulnerabilities of power, sin and responsability. David of Peck is not the hero or the statue. and the fine manner to present a fascinating portrait of a relation who seems so familiar is one of the great virtues of Henry King.
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