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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Sets built for the film included a period gymnasium whilst a run-down British Rail fish terminal was converted into a film set for the bordello bawdy-house. The production also reconstructed streets in the East End of London to resemble the Edwardian era. See more
[On her husband's dying
It was really a breach of manners. He's never done it before.
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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