The Left Hand of God is a 1955 drama film made by 20th Century Fox and Starring Humphry Bogart as an American soldier of fortune who disguises himself as a slain priest in order to escape a Chinese Warlord. Seemingly the long-awaited Father O’Shea, arrives at a little-frequented Catholic mission in 1947 China. Though the man seems curiously uncomfortable with his priestly duties, his tough tactics prove very successful in the Seven Villages, as around them China disintegrates into civil war and revolution. But he has a secret, and his friendship with mission nurse Anne (an attractive war widow) seems to be taking on an unpriestly tone…
The Left Hand of God (1955) STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, E.G. Marshall, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead, Gene Tierney DIRECTED BY: Edward Dmytryk.
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Jim Carmody (Humphrey Bogart) is an American pilot in World War II. After crashing his plane in China, he was rescued by a local warlord, General Yang (Lee J. Cobb), and became his trusted adviser. However, after one of the general’s soldiers kills a priest, Father O’Shea, Jim decides to desert.
Carmody masquerades as the dead priest and manages to escape to a remote mountain village. There he meets missionaries Beryl (Agnes Moorehead) and David Sigman (E.G. Marshall). Still posing as the priest, he falls in love with attractive mission nurse Anne Scott (Gene Tierney). Scott feels ashamed because she is also attracted to him. Carmody writes to the bishop, confessing that he is an impostor.
Then General Yang arrives, insisting that Carmody rejoin his army or else he will burn down the village. Carmody proposes a game of dice, wagering years of service against his freedom and the safety of the villagers.