UK Restoration Premiere: The Missionary
A missionary takes a very interesting approach in supporting ‘fallen women’.
Dir Richard Loncraine
With Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott
A missionary (Palin) returns to London after 10 years away and is given a new role supporting fallen women in London’s East End, under the patronage of Lady Ames (Smith). His methods prove to be a little unorthodox, however, which leaves him on the wrong side of his patron and the Church. Michael Palin wrote the script, and both he and Maggie Smith are a joy to watch.
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