The Little Minister

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"Babble, the whole world's gypsy sweetheart, lives again to fire the blood of man, woman and child!"
  • Approved
  • 1934
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.2  (832)

The Little Minister is a 1934 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Wallace, starring Katharine Hepburn, John Beal and Alan Hale. The movie is based on the 1891 novel of the same name by J. M. Barrie. The story is set in the small village of Thrums in Scotland during the Victorian era. Hepburn plays the role of Babbie, a beautiful and spirited gypsy girl who catches the eye of Gavin Dishart, played by John Beal, the newly appointed minister of the church in Thrums. Dishart is a young and inexperienced minister who is eager to prove himself to the villagers and his superiors in the church.

Gavin is immediately drawn to Babbie's beauty and free-spirited personality, but she is looked down upon by the conservative villagers who view her as a shameless and immoral woman. Despite the disapproval of the villagers and the warnings of his mentor, the elderly minister of Thrums, Gavin continues to see Babbie, and they soon fall in love.

As their relationship blossoms, Gavin finds himself torn between his duty as a minister and his love for Babbie. His conflict is further complicated by the arrival of Lord Rintoul, played by Alan Hale, a wealthy and powerful nobleman who also desires Babbie.

The Little Minister explores themes of love, acceptance, social class, and religious duty. It showcases the struggles of a young minister who falls in love with a woman who is not accepted in his community due to her social status and background.

The film was highly praised for its performances, particularly Katharine Hepburn's portrayal of the feisty and independent Babbie. Her chemistry with John Beal was also highly acclaimed among the moviegoers. The stunning visuals of the Scottish countryside in the Victorian era also received critical acclaim.

The Little Minister is a well-crafted romance drama that tells a story of love that transcends social norms and expectations. It is a movie that will captivate the hearts of the audiences with its engaging storytelling and stellar performances. Anyone who is a fan of period dramas and romantic movies will surely enjoy this fascinating tale.

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    6.2  (832)