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Heavens Above! (1963)

 -  Comedy  -  23 May 1963 (UK)
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Rev. 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 Robinson
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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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The musical theme for Rev. Smallwood incorporates variations on Sydney Carter's hymn Lord of the Dance, written the same year as the movie and considered controversially modern by traditionalists. More conservative factions of the Church are represented musically by variations on Onward, Christian Soldiers (1871) and All Things Bright and Beautiful (1848). See more »

Goofs

The hand sound of the organ heard at Rev Smallwood's church is too loud and rich for the small, hand-pumped console we see. See more »

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Simpson: Anytime you hear someone quoting from the bible - better watch out - it's probably the devil himself!
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References Lolita (1962) 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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