When young John Wesley is saved from the flames burning his family's home, he believes God has chosen him for a higher mission. He grows up to become a minister in the Church of England but... See full summary »
When young John Wesley is saved from the flames burning his family's home, he believes God has chosen him for a higher mission. He grows up to become a minister in the Church of England but disapproves of concern within the church over the social position of the clergy. He concerns himself more with the common people and with individual religious experiences. He tries to accomplish his purposes by remaining within the church but the methodical way in which he and his followers go about their duties soon sets them apart as a special group jeeringly called Methodists. (Produced by the Radio and Film Commission of the Methodist Church in cooperation with J. Arthur Rank.) Written by
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Overall this is a reasonably good film about. It has some interesting and even informative scenes showing some of Wesley's preaching, some real cinematic scenes - e.g. when the young Wesley is rescued from a burning building (and true too) - and even a couple of amusing scenes (e.g. when Wesley upsets some clergy with his preaching)
Note: this is an old film (let's just say that the dialogue isn't incredibly exciting), and probably isn't best to be watched purely for entertainment. Best to watch this if you're a Methodist or any Christian who want to learn about Wesley and do so in a fun way! A reasonably good film.
Also, I recommend this film just for Leonard Sach's acting. He plays the part of Wesley very well and carries off the lines authentically.
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