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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When you have a fiancée, a lover and you have to lead 25 women of the night down the path of righteousness.; you must pray for more than guidance, you must pray for strength.
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Did You Know?
Around the time of the movie's release, Michael Palin
once said of this film's African shoot: "Fortescue the missionary earned the dubious distinction of being the only part I've ever played whilst being covered by a man with a loaded rifle. This happened as I was being filmed passing as near as possible to a herd of elephants. Whether the game ranger intended to shoot me or the elephants I shall never know!" See more
[Attempting to talk her out of a dangerous plan
Lady Isabel Ames
Please, don't. I don't want to be understood.
Lady Isabel Ames
What are you going to do? What are you going to gain from this?
[Isabel begins to say something, tearfully sighs, and walks out the door
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
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