The Little Minister

Synopsis: In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror Babbie draws him into her escape from the soldiers after she incites a Luddite riot. But unknown to Gavin, Babbie is more than she seems. And they must overcome her secret, the villagers' fears of her, and worst of all, Gavin's devotion to his mother's sensibilities, before they can openly declare their love.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Wallace
Production: RKO Pictures
110 min

I think

when rob began

To interrupt

the service,

I felt awful sorry

for mr. Dishart.

But he didn't need

any bit of sympathy.

Our little minister

does not lack courage

To stand up to

a drunken hulk like rob dow.

Aye, tammas.

He has the gift.

Thrums seems

such a quietlike place,

Yet they told me

in glasgow

That i'd received a call

from the mouth of hell.

Well, those were

cruel words.

It's true, there was

an ugly outbreak

About 2 months ago,

The manufacturers reduced

the price of the web.

But what did that mean

to a town of weavers?

It meant starvation.

What did they do,

our weavers?

They turned on

the manufacturers.

Made a bonfire of

some of their doors.

6 policemen who drove

out from tilliedrum

Were sent back tied to

the seats of their cart.


And no one

has been punished?

Not yet, but the sheriff is canny.

He'll appear one night with soldiers

And seize the ringleaders in their beds,

As he did

once before.

I cannot understand

why the widow henderson

Doesn't give old sam

a headstone.

He left enough

money, i'm hearing.


That's lord rintoul's



Have you ever

looked on a lord,

Mr. Dishart?


Or on a lord's

young ladyship?


I have.

Have you?

Surely you know

rintoul is old,

And is to be married

to a young ladyship.

Oh, she's no

ladyship yet,

But they're to be

married soon,

So I may say

i seen a ladyship.

Aye, it's

an impressive sight.

la, la, la,


Is that singing?

Aye, it is singing,

surely, and on the sabbath.

It must be one of them

egyptians in caddam wood.

I'll find out who's

desecrating the sabbath day.

la, la, la,

la, la, la,



tra, la, la,

la, la

la, la, la

la, la, la, la-


Don't you know

it's unlawful

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