Heavens Above! (1963)

A naive but caring prison chaplain, who happens to have the same last name as an upper class cleric, is by mistake appointed as vicar to a small and prosperous country town. His belief in charity and forgiveness sets him at odds with the conservative and narrow-minded locals, and he soon creates social ructions by appointing a black dustman as his churchwarden, taking in a gypsy family, and persuading the local landowner to provide free food for the church to distribute free to the people of the town. When the congregation leaders realise the mistake and call for the Church of England to remove him, this turns out to be a very, very difficult issue - until one clergyman realises that a British project to send a man into space is in need of an astronaut...

Directing:
  • John Boulting
  • Roy Boulting

Writing:
  • Frank Harvey

Stars:
Release Date: 1963-05-20
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
John Harvey
John Harvey
Wilson, Prison Officer (uncredited)
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
Archdeacon Aspinall
Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
The Rev. John Smallwood
Eric Sykes
Eric Sykes
Harry Smith
Joan Miller
Joan Miller
Mrs Smith-Gould
Irene Handl
Irene Handl
Rene Smith
Roy Kinnear
Roy Kinnear
Fred Smith
Brock Peters
Brock Peters
Matthew Robinson
Miriam Karlin
Miriam Karlin
Winnie Smith
Bernard Miles
Bernard Miles
Simpson
Ian Carmichael
Ian Carmichae...
The Other Smallwood
William Hartnell
William Hartn...
Major Fowler
Isabel Jeans
Isabel Jeans
Lady Despard
Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phip...
DG
Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
Housewife
Eric Barker
Eric Barker
Bank Manager
John Comer
John Comer
Butcher
Kenneth Griffith
Kenneth Griff...
Rev. Owen Thomas
Basil Dignam
Basil Dignam
Prison Governor
Colin Gordon
Colin Gordon
Prime Minister
Harry Locke
Harry Locke
Shop Steward
Derek Nimmo
Derek Nimmo
DG Assistant
Conrad Phillips
Conrad Philli...
Deaf Man
Miles Malleson
Miles Malleso...
Bishop Rockeby
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Tranquilax Executive
Anna Wing
Anna Wing
Housewife
Rodney Bewes
Rodney Bewes
Marianne Stone
Marianne Ston...
Miss Palmer
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