1865, Parson J.Gray begins preaching to the townspeople, in the small
Southern town of Walsburg. The town has become so dangerous over the
years that Josiah gives his first sermon at the local saloon while
holding the patrons at gun point. Daniel K. Harris, Jr., a recent
medical school graduate and the son of one of Josiah's friends, is
planning to leave Walsburg because the townspeople are hesitant to
accept a young doctor with modern schooling as their physician.
He falls in love with Faith Radmore Samuels, a Walsburg schoolteacher.
Daniel tries to persuade Faith to move away with him, but just as
they are about to leave, an epidemic of typhoid breaks out. When Faith
contracts typhoid and is given a poor prognosis by Daniel, Josiah
stuns the doctor and others by saving her life through prayer. Humbled
by the experience, Daniel apologizes to Josiah for not believing in
the healing power of prayer, and the two make amends.
Joel McCrea - Josiah Doziah Grey
Ellen Drew - Harriet Gray
Dean Stockwell - John Kenyon
Alan Hale - Jed Isbell
Lewis Stone - Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris James
Mitchell - Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Jr.
Amanda Blake - Faith Radmore Samuels
Juano Hernandez - Uncle Famous Prill
Charles Kemper - Prof. Sam Houston Jones
Connie Gilchrist - Sarah Isbell
Ed Begley - Lon Backett
Jack Lambert - Perry Lokey
Arthur Hunnicutt - Chloroform Wiggins Marshall Thompson
Narrator (voice, adult John Kenyon)