Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Missionary

   At The Cinema                           

The Missionary

There's every reason why you may have missed The Missionary. For starters, it's British, and was made in 1982.  But look at this cast.
  • Michael Palin as The Reverend Charles Fortescue
  • Maggie Smith as Lady Isabel Ames
  • Trevor Howard as Lord Henry Ames
  • Denholm Elliott as The Bishop
Fortescue is a missionary returning from Africa after a ten year religious mission to wed his sweetheart who refuses to be touched. His new assignment is to minister to the prostitutes of London. The movie is played dead-pan, and it's more a series of skits than an in depth comedy period piece; and the ending is rather abrupt and unsatisfying.  So what,  it's all great fun.  The Ame's butler especially cracked me up.  I watched it on NetFlix instant.

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