Bill Wallace was a Baptist medical missionary to China after WWII. This movie tells the story of this modern day saint and the courage he displayed in the face of his communist oppressors. When the Red Chinese put him on trial not a single person would speak against him. Faithful to his God until the end, Bill Wallace died a martyr's death in a communist prison.
I saw this movie in the late 1960's when I was a kid. Gregory Walcott's brother James was the pastor at my church. Mr Walcott was visiting our church when the movie was in the movie houses so he gave all the kids free passes to see it.
The movie was good but we were in "hog heaven" going to see a movie as the guests of the a real life Hollywood movie star!
I have corresponded with Mr. Walcott for some time now and he was disappointed that this movie didn't do better at the box office. A lot of his own money, blood, sweat and tears went into its production.
Ironically, Mr. Walcott is probably best known for his role as the hero in Plan 9 From Outerspace from the Ed Wood stable of notoriously bad movies. Walcott still receives fan mail from Plan 9 aficionados
and has decided that even though Plan 9 was voted the worst movie of all time, it has given him notoriety he never received from some of his better work.
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