The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come


1h 48m 1961

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Associated Producers, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John William Fox (New York, 1903).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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 sweetheart.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Associated Producers, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John William Fox (New York, 1903).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Previously filmed by Goldwyn (1920) and First National (1928).