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The Missionary

Genres: Comedy, 80s, United Kingdom

Cast: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard

Director: Richard Loncraine

Synopsis: Comedy legend Michael Palin (Monty Python's Flying Circus) heads an all-star cast in this irresistible British comedy treat! In the early 20th Century, devout Reverend Charles Fortesque returns to England from his missionary work in Africa and, despite plans to marry his childhood sweetheart, receives a most unusual assignment: minister to the local prostitutes, located in the worst area of town. A wealthy married patron (two-time Academy Award winner Maggie Smith) offers to help improve his station, on the condition that he also minister to her… in the bedroom! A witty, delightful comedy of manners and misunderstandings, THE MISSIONARY delivers divine comedy to one and all!

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1982


  • "Charming, buoyant new English comedy… a pleasure to watch!", The New York Times
  • "Delectable, wicked little comedy!", Playboy

 The Missionary
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