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Heavens Above! (1963)

A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Reverend John Smallwood
Cecil Parker ...
Archdeacon Aspinall
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Lady Despard
Ian Carmichael ...
The Other Smallwood
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Simpson
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Matthew
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Harry Smith
Irene Handl ...
Rene Smith
Miriam Karlin ...
Winnie Smith
Joan Miller ...
Mrs. Smith-Gould
Miles Malleson ...
Rockeby
Eric Barker ...
Bank Manager
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Major Fowler
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Fred Smith
Joan Hickson ...
Housewife
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

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23 May 1963 (UK)  »

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Cielos arriba  »

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The voiceover at the beginning is Peter Sellers. He also provided one of the voices heard on a television sequence. See more »

Goofs

One of Lady Despard's dogs relieves itself against Smallwood's boot, as he is refused admission by Simpson the butler. A small puddle is left on a flagstone. From a different angle, Smallwood is then seen wiping one boot against the other, but there is no puddle. See more »

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Simpson: I remember Sir George used to say "Whenever you hears the Bible quoted, look out cos it's most likely the devil himself!"
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Referenced in High Hopes: Heavens Above! (2002) See more »

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Calling All Workers
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Music by Eric Coates
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Sellers' at his best?
6 August 1999 | by (Britain) – See all my reviews

Peter Sellers is excellent in his role as a vicar. And is aided by an all star cast. Incidentally Steve Marriott plays Eric Sykes's Eldest son. This was after playing the original (and Lionel Bart believes one of the best) "Artful Dodger" and before he found fame with the equally excellent Small Faces and the not as good Humble Pie.


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