The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928)

72 mins | Romance | 8 April 1928

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HISTORY

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come on 14 Dec 1927.
       Var and NYT reviewed the film under the title Kentucky Courage . John Fox, Jr.'s novel previously was filmed by Goldwyn Pictures in 1920, directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Jack Pickord. A third adaptation of the novel was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1961. That version starred Jimmie Rodgers and was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (see ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come on 14 Dec 1927.
       Var and NYT reviewed the film under the title Kentucky Courage . John Fox, Jr.'s novel previously was filmed by Goldwyn Pictures in 1920, directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Jack Pickord. A third adaptation of the novel was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1961. That version starred Jimmie Rodgers and was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (see entries). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
20 May 1928.
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New York Times
14 May 1928
p. 25.
Variety
16 May 1928
p. 13.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John William Fox (New York, 1903).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Kentucky Courage
Release Date:
8 April 1928
Production Date:
began 14 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 March 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25090
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
7,700
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Chad, an orphan born in Kentucky, is adopted by Major Buford, who conceals his belief that the boy is his nephew. Chad is sent to school in Lexington, and when the Civil War breaks out he joins the Union Army, losing his foster father's affection along with that of Margaret Dean, his sweetheart back home. Chad, now a captain, finds that his duty takes him to the town of his birth. There he rediscovers Melissa Turner, his childhood sweetheart, and falls in love with her again. The war's end finds Major Buford dead. Offered the major's estate if he will return to the Bluegrass region, Chad declines, preferring to remain with ... +


Chad, an orphan born in Kentucky, is adopted by Major Buford, who conceals his belief that the boy is his nephew. Chad is sent to school in Lexington, and when the Civil War breaks out he joins the Union Army, losing his foster father's affection along with that of Margaret Dean, his sweetheart back home. Chad, now a captain, finds that his duty takes him to the town of his birth. There he rediscovers Melissa Turner, his childhood sweetheart, and falls in love with her again. The war's end finds Major Buford dead. Offered the major's estate if he will return to the Bluegrass region, Chad declines, preferring to remain with Melissa. +

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