The Missionary

The Missionary

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Fallen Women? Does it mean they've hurt their knees? After a decade of soul saving in Africa, Charles Fortescue is asked to minister to the ladies of the night in 1906 London. So Fortescue feeds them, shelters them and not infrequently provides them a bed - his!

A naive man of the cloth becomes a man of the sheets in this playfully naughty yet always tasteful comedy that stars Monty Python's Michael Palin as Fortescue and features a colourful array of cockeyed characters: a blissful airhead (Phoebe Nicholls), a lusty mission sponsor (Maggie Smith), a bewildered butler (Michael Hordern), an earthy bishop (Denholm Elliott), a cantankerous John Bull (Trevor Howard) and more. Jolly good fun.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

David Suchet as Corbett Denholm Elliott as The Bishop Graham Crowden as The Reverend Fitzbanks John Barrett as Old Man outside Hotel Maggie Smith as Lady Isabel Ames Michael Hordern as Slatterthwaite / Narrator Michael Palin as The Reverend Charles Fortescue Neil Innes as Singer in Gin Palace Phoebe Nicholls as Deborah Fitzbanks Roland Culver as Lord Fermleigh Rosamund Greenwood as Lady Fermleigh Timothy Spall as Parswell Trevor Howard as Lord Henry Ames Tricia George as Ada Valerie Whittington as Emmeline


Produced by Michael Palin & Neville C. Thompson Directed by Richard Loncraine Written by Michael Palin Running Time 83 minutes. Theatrical Release 1982

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2006 Anchor Bay Entertainment

Film Images ©1982 Handmade Films.

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