The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

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The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
Directed by Andrew McLaglen
Produced by Maury Dexter
Written by Barré Lyndon
Based on The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
1903 novel
by John William Fox
Starring Jimmie Rodgers
Luana Patten
Chill Wills
Linda Hutchings
Robert Dix
George Kennedy
Neil Hamilton
Music by Henry Vars
Cinematography Floyd Crosby
Edited by Jodie Copelan
Carl Pierson
Associated Producers, Inc.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 1961 (1961-04)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come is a DeLuxe color 1961 CinemaScope film directed by Andrew McLaglen.[1] It stars Jimmie Rodgers and Luana Patten and includes the film debut of George Kennedy.[2] It is based on the 1903 novel of the same title by John Fox, Jr., which had previously been filmed in 1920, directed by Wallace Worseley and starring Jack Pickford, and again in 1928, directed by Alfred Santell and starring Richard Barthelmess.

Plot summary[edit]

Chad (Jimmie Rodgers) is a confused young man growing up in 1860s Kentucky. Sheltered from his brutal guardian by a friendly schoolmaster, he learns to love the tiny village of Kingdom Come and has no inclination of leaving. But when the American Civil War breaks out, he finds himself at odds with most of his friends by joining the Union Army. His wartime experiences force Chad to grow up in a hurry, and he returns to Kingdom Come with a whole new outlook on his future existence.[3]



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