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Director Leo McCarey returned to the religious themes of his classics Leo McCarey (1944) and Leo McCarey (1945) for this action drama, his final film. William Holden stars as Father O'Banion, a Catholic priest assigned to relieve the retiring Father Bovard (Clifton Webb) at a mission in China. Along the way, O'Banion has unwittingly picked up a follower with a crush on him, Siu Lan (France Nuyen). The girl becomes the mission's cook, but before Bovard can depart, Mao's 1949 communist takeover begins. Red soldiers led by Chung Ren (Robert Lee) seize the mission as their local command center. Chung Ren rapes Siu Lan, impregnating her, while O'Banion is forced to watch. Unable to cross China's closed borders, both priests remain at the mission, ministering to the locals despite harassment by Chung Ren. Delighted by his son's birth, Chung Ren begins undergoing a change of heart. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

William Holden
as Father O'Banion
Clifton Webb
as Father Bovard
France Nuyen
as Siu Lan
Martin Benson
as Kuznietsky
Edith Sharpe
as Sister Theresa
Weaver Lee
as Ho San
Robbie Lee
as Chung Ren
Marie Yang
as Ho San's mother
Andy Ho
as Ho San's father
Burt Kwouk
as Ah Wang
Lin Chen
as Sister Mary
Anthony Chinn
as Ho San's driver
Ronald Adam
as Father Lemay
Noel Hood
as Sister Justine
Ronald Adam
as Father Lemay

Crew

Leo McCarey
Director
Leo McCarey
Producer
Leo McCarey
Screenwriter
Claude Binyon
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Warren
Songwriter
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Leo McCarey
Songwriter
Gordon Pilkington
Editor
Tom Morahan
Production Designer
Jim Jorahan
Art Director
John Hoesli
Art Director
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