The Missionary

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1982
  • Running time: 90 min
After working as a missionary in Africa for ten years, Reverend Charles Fortescue returns to England and is tasked with setting up a mission in the London Docklands to rescue the local ladies of the night. Naive and ill-equipped for his task, Charles... read more

After working as a missionary in Africa for ten years, Reverend Charles Fortescue returns to England and is tasked with setting up a mission in the London Docklands to rescue the local ladies of the night. Naive and ill-equipped for his task, Charles soon wanders from his path, falling prey to the women he was sent to save and an amorous church sponsor with a powerful husband.

Original Release

11/05/1982

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Cast

Michael Palin The Reverend Charles Fortescue
Maggie Smith Lady Isabel Ames
Trevor Howard Lord Henry Ames
Denholm Elliott The Bishop
Graham Crowden The Reverend Fitzbanks
Phoebe Nicholls Deborah Fitzbanks
Michael Hordern Narrator
David Suchet Corbett
Timothy Spall Parswell
Tricia George Ada
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Loncraine

Writers

Michael Palin

Cast

Michael Palin The Reverend Charles Fortescue
Maggie Smith Lady Isabel Ames
Trevor Howard Lord Henry Ames
Denholm Elliott The Bishop
Graham Crowden The Reverend Fitzbanks
Phoebe Nicholls Deborah Fitzbanks
Michael Hordern Narrator
David Suchet Corbett
Timothy Spall Parswell
Tricia George Ada
Valerie Whittington Emmeline
Roland Culver Lord Fermleigh
Rosamund Greenwood Lady Fermleigh
Janine Duvitski Millicent, Ames' Maid
Tilly Vosburgh Fermleigh's Maid
Hugh Walters Fermleigh's Doctor
Derrick O'Connor Gym Trainer
Neil Innes Singer in Gin Palace
David Leland Long Haired Man at Gin Palace
Sophie Thompson Mission Girl

Producers

George Harrison Executive Producer
Denis O'Brien Executive Producer
Michael Palin Producer
Neville C. Thompson Producer

Editors

Paul Green

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