PG | | Biography, Drama
The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Leo McKern's final credited movie role. He makes an uncredited appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
Oh, Damien, look at all this I've brought you. More than I ever got out of the government.
Father Damien: I have a bishop with a conscience.
Rudolph Meyer: I'm a good Lutheran, I've got no faith in bishops. What are you doing?
Father Damien: I am making a windbreak. We have winds in Belgium too.
Rudolph Meyer: ...
The opening credits play over a scene of men on horseback with dogs searching a native village for lepers who have been hidden away by their families.
English, Latin, Hawaiian, French