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Missionary
     

The Missionary

Director: Richard Loncraine,

Cast: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard

 

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Michael Palin wrote and stars in this comedy as The Reverend Charles Fortescue, an unassuming missionary called back to England after spending ten years in Africa teaching children in a native village. Upon arriving in London, he finds that his new assignment is to take charge of a slum mission for prostitutes. He obtains money for the running of the mission from a

Overview

Michael Palin wrote and stars in this comedy as The Reverend Charles Fortescue, an unassuming missionary called back to England after spending ten years in Africa teaching children in a native village. Upon arriving in London, he finds that his new assignment is to take charge of a slum mission for prostitutes. He obtains money for the running of the mission from a wealthy woman, Lady Ames (Maggie Smith), whom he meets on the boat sailing to England from Africa. Lady Ames guarantees Fortescue the money on the condition that he take it upon himself to add a little spice to her dormant sex life.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2003
UPC:
0027616884473
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:27:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English mono; English, French & Spanish language trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Palin Rev. Charles Fortescue
Maggie Smith Lady Ames
Trevor Howard Lord Ames
Denholm Elliott Bishop
Michael Hordern Slatterthwaite
Graham Crowden Rev. Fitzbanks
Phoebe Nicholls Deborah
David Suchet Corbett
Tricia George Ada
Valerie Whittington Emmeline
Dawn Archibald Actor
Frances Barber Actor
Ishaq Bux Maharajah
David Dixon Actor
Hugh Fraser Actor
Damaris Hayman Lady Quimby
Arthur Howard Actor
Neil Innes Singer
Anton Lesser Actor
Charles McKeown Leicester
Frank Mills Sir Cyril Everidge
Sasha Mitchell Actor
Tony Steedman Lord Quimby
Sophie Thompson Actor
Tilly Vosburgh Actor
Hugh Walters Actor
Debbie Bishop Actor
Ceri Jackson Actor
Roland Culver Lord Fermleigh
Rosamond Greenwood Lady Fermleigh
John Barrett Limping Old Man
Julian Curry Portland
David Leland Arthur Pimp
Derrick O'Connor Gym Trainer
Timothy Spall Parswell
Peter Vaughan McEvoy

Technical Credits
Richard Loncraine Director
Graham Ford Production Manager
Norman Garwood Production Designer
Paul Green Editor
Peter Hannan Cinematographer
George Harrison Executive Producer
Shuna Harwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Jackson Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Moran Score Composer
Denis O'Brien Executive Producer
Michael Palin Producer,Screenwriter
Neville C. Thompson Producer
Gary White Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/In Africa [4:12]
2. Welcome Home, Reverend [7:38]
3. A Problem With Women [5:49]
4. "Tramps?"/Regrettably Dead [8:44]
5. England vs. Africa [4:12]
6. Trying to See Her Again [5:55]
7. Dinner Enforcement [5:17]
8. Getting Embedded [5:04]
9. His First Savee [7:05]
10. The Perils of Success [3:04]
11. Charles Tries to Explain [3:25]
12. The Bishop's Fast Balls [4:11]
13. Lady Ames' Plot & Story [7:43]
14. "You're Far Too Decent" [6:44]
15. Mission Deconstructed [3:15]
16. Tiff/End Credits [4:03]

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