In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes. Charles hopes Deborah, his fiancee, will object and give him an excuse to say no to the bishop. But she is so imperturbably innocent that she totally fails to understand what he is being asked to do, and urges him to do his best. Wealthy Lady Ames is expected to fund the work, but once she makes it clear to Charles that there will be no contribution unless he shares her bed... Written by
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He gave his body to save their souls.
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conceived of the film's original title "The Missionary Position" whilst he was jogging in the rain up Hampstead Heath. This title would originally be cut back to just "The Missionary" so as to "give less away". See more
The locals had never seen a bicycle before. They used to call me "The Man on the Starving Horse."
Pay close attention to the photo album during the end credits, the photos reveal details about the characters after the events of the film. See more
References Chariots of Fire
Put On Your Ta-Ta Little Girlie
Written and Composed by Fred W. Leigh
Sung by Neil Innes See more