Five centuries ago, a mural was created in a country church in the north of England, and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Reverend Mr. Keach tells World War I veteran Tom Birken, who will spend a month in the country restoring the mural. Another veteran, James Moon, is looking for the grave of an ancestor of the patroness of the church who fought in the Crusades. The rector's wife, Alice, comes to see the mural and later visits Birken's bell tower abode, bringing a basket of apples. Will she open the book in which he has pressed the yellow rose she gave him earlier?
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Did You Know?
Film historian Nick Redman mentions in his commentary included in the BFI edition of the movie that, at the time of its original release, this was said to be a movie "starring two nobodies". See more
Colin Firth is seen laying on a tomb in the graveyard smoking a woodbine cigarette that has a filter tip. The film is set in 1920. Filter tipped woodbine were not sold in the UK until 1948. See more
When the painting is uncovered, it will be in full view of the congregation. It will distract from worship.
Rock of Ages
Words by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Played by Kathy on the organ in the showroom See more