Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this naturalistic Spanish drama translates to The Harvest is Plentiful. Fernando Fernan-Gomez stars as Catholic missionary Father Santiago. Dispatched to the Madras region of India, Fr. Santiago courageously spreads the word to the natives. When not battling local superstition or inclement weather, Santiago carries on a friendly rivalry with a local Protestant minister. The winner of the Superior Council of Missions' Prize, La Mies es Mucha was given a limited distribution to Latino communities in the U.S., as much due to its subject matter as to the presence in the cast of popular Spanish actress/singer Sari Montiel.
bishop, missionary, religion, rival, superstition