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The Missionary

Original title
The Missionary
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Michael Palin
Music
Mike Moran
Cinematography
Peter Hannan
Cast
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Producer
HandMade Films
Genre
Comedy | 1900s. Prostitution
Synopsis / Plot
In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes. Charles hopes Deborah, his fiancee, will object and give him an excuse to say no to the bishop. But she is so imperturbably innocent that she totally fails to understand what he is being asked to do, and urges him to do his best. Wealthy Lady Ames is expected to fund the work, but once she makes it clear to Charles that there will be no contribution unless he shares her bed...
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