Fox had a smash religious picture the year before with THE SONG OF BERNADETTE and someone must have figured that there was gold in that mine so they bought Cronin's best-seller and put it into production. It was Peck's second film and made him a star. Although only in his late 20s, Peck
played an aging Catholic priest who is about to be retired to a home for old missionaries in Scotland. Hardwicke has been chosen to determine if Peck should be farmed out to a green pasture. As he reviews Peck's career, he realizes that this humble, self-effacing man had done some wonderful things
for the church. Told in flashbacks, we see the character as a youngster (played by McD...