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It’s... Monty Python at 50

UK Restoration Premiere: The Missionary

A missionary takes a very interesting approach in supporting ‘fallen women’.

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UK 1982
Dir Richard Loncraine
With Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott
Certificate 15

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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