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The Left Hand of God (1955)





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Humphrey Bogart stars in this improbable tale that marked Gene Tierney's return to the screen after battling mental illness for a number of years. Bogart plays Jim Carmody, an American soldier of fortune who, after crashing his plane in China, takes up with the Chinese warlord General Yang (Lee J. Cobb). Jim becomes Yang's advisor, but after watching one of the General's flunkies brutally kill a priest, Jim decides to leave. Unfortunately, Yang has declared that any deserter will be shot. Disguising himself as the slain priest, Jim sneaks out of the General's headquarters and makes his way to a mountain village where missionaries Beryl (Agnes Moorehead) and David (E.G. Marshall) take him in. Jim still is posing as the priest but his vows of celibacy are challenged when he falls in love with the attractive mission nurse Anne Scott (Gene Tierney). Anne feels ashamed because she is also attracted to him, but Jim writes to the bishop confessing that he is an impostor. At that moment, General Yang arrives, insisting that Jim rejoin his army or else he will burn down the village. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Humphrey Bogart
as Jim Carmody
Lee J. Cobb
as Mieh Yang
Gene Tierney
as Anne 'Scotty' Scott
Agnes Moorehead
as Beryl Sigman
E.G. Marshall
as Dr. Sigman
Jean Porter
as Mary Yin
Carl Benton Reid
as Rev. Cornelius
Victor Sen Yung
as John Wong
Philip Ahn
as Jan Teng
Benson Fong
as Chun Tien
Richard H. Cutting
as Father O'Shea
Richard Cutting
as Father O'Shea
Leon Lontoc
as Pao-Ching
Don Forbes
as Father Keller
Noel Toy
as Woman In Sarong
Peter Chong
as Feng-Merchant
Marie Tsien
as Woman in Kimona
Stephen Wong
as The Boy
Sophie Chin
as Celeste
George Chan
as Li Kwan
Walter Soo Hoo
as Hospital Orderly
Moy Ming
as Old Man
Stella Lynn
as Pao Chu
Robert Burton
as Rev. Marvin
Soo Yong
as Midwife
May Lee
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Sammee Tong
as Servant
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The Left Hand of God is a bloodless screen adaptation of William E. Barrett's best-selling novel of several years ago.

July 14, 2021 | Full Review…

Too uninspired to count for much.

October 14, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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