A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.
Did You Know?
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
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. There is though no puddle. See more
Anytime you hear someone quoting from the bible - better watch out - it's probably the devil himself!
References From Here to Eternity
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett See more