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Movie Info

Reverend Charles Fortescue (Michael Palin), a missionary, is called back to England after spending 10 years in an African village teaching to the natives. He learns his new assignment is to minister in a slum to prostitutes and the funding to coming from Lady Ames (Maggie Smith), a wealthy woman he met while sailing from Africa to England. Reverend Fortescue soon learns that the lady's money comes with a catch, she will only fund the mission is he agrees to spice up her dormant sex life.

Cast & Crew

Michael Palin
The Reverend Charles Fortescue
Maggie Smith
Lady Isabel Ames
Trevor Howard
Lord Henry Ames
Michael Hordern
Slatterthwaite
Graham Crowden
The Reverend Fitzbanks
Phoebe Nicholls
Deborah Fitzbanks
Rosamund Greenwood
Lady Fermleigh
Michael Palin
Screenwriter
George Harrison
Executive Producer
Denis O'Brien
Executive Producer
Mike Moran
Original Music
Peter Hannan
Cinematographer
Paul Green
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Critic Reviews for The Missionary

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Audience Reviews for The Missionary

  • Jan 26, 2021
    Michael Palin wrote and starred in this whimsical and veddy British tale of an earnest Anglican priest set to the task of bringing young London prostitutes to salvation. Maggie Smith singlehandedly saves this peculiar fantasy as a lonely baroness interested in the cause, bringing connection in a work where there was little before. It's interesting for fans of British culture.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2009
    Quite a kinky comedy about a missionary and prostitutes.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2007
    Palin in one of his stranger times...
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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