The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961)

108 mins | Drama | January 1961

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer:

Barré Lyndon

Producer:

Maury Dexter

Cinematographer:

Floyd Crosby

Production Designer:

John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Associated Producers, Inc.
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HISTORY

John Fox Jr.'s novel was filmed previously in 1920 by Goldwyn Pictures. That version was directed by Wallace Worseley and starred Jack Pickford. In 1928, First National Pictures made another version that was directed by Alfred Santell and starred Richard Barthelmess (see entries ... More Less

John Fox Jr.'s novel was filmed previously in 1920 by Goldwyn Pictures. That version was directed by Wallace Worseley and starred Jack Pickford. In 1928, First National Pictures made another version that was directed by Alfred Santell and starred Richard Barthelmess (see entries above). More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Prop master
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Scr supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John William Fox (New York, 1903).
SONGS
"When Love Is Young" and "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come," words and music by "By" Dunham and Henry Vars.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Associated Producers, Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 December 1960
Copyright Number:
LP18691
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
108
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Following his foster family's death during a cholera epidemic, the waif Chad is taken in by the Turners, who live in the Kentucky mountain town of Kingdom Come. Consumed by a desire to discover himself, Chad travels to Lexington, where he is befriended by Major Buford, a childless, widowed landowner. While attending college in Lexington, Chad supports himself by delivering mail. When he enlists in the Union Army, however, he alienates himself from his Confederate guardian and from his sweetheart, Margaret Dean. During the war Chad arrests Margaret's brother, Richard, and witnesses the deaths in combat of his benefactors, Caleb Turner and Major Buford. Having distinguished himself as a courier, Chad returns to Kingdom Come and Melissa Turner, his childhood ... +


Following his foster family's death during a cholera epidemic, the waif Chad is taken in by the Turners, who live in the Kentucky mountain town of Kingdom Come. Consumed by a desire to discover himself, Chad travels to Lexington, where he is befriended by Major Buford, a childless, widowed landowner. While attending college in Lexington, Chad supports himself by delivering mail. When he enlists in the Union Army, however, he alienates himself from his Confederate guardian and from his sweetheart, Margaret Dean. During the war Chad arrests Margaret's brother, Richard, and witnesses the deaths in combat of his benefactors, Caleb Turner and Major Buford. Having distinguished himself as a courier, Chad returns to Kingdom Come and Melissa Turner, his childhood sweetheart. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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