Father Brown (The Detective) (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

Father Brown (The Detective) (1954)

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Alec Guinness stars as Father Brown, full-time priest and part-time sleuth, in this comic mystery based on the character created by novelist G.K. Chesterton. When Father Brown is entrusted with transporting a valuable religious artifact from London to Rome, he's understandably upset when it's stolen from him. Brown has reason to believe that a notorious international thief lifted the cross he was carrying, and the good Father finds himself on a dual-purpose mission: to recover the stolen goods and to compel the thief to repent before God. The supporting cast includes Peter Finch, Joan Greenwood, and Cecil Parker as the Bishop. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Alec Guinness
as Father Brown
Joan Greenwood
as Lady Warren
Peter Finch
as Gustave Flambeau
Cecil Parker
as The Bishop
Bernard Lee
as Insp. Valentine
Sidney James
as Bert Parkinson
Gérard Oury
as Insp. Dubois
Noel Howlett
as Auctioneer
Marne Maitland
as Maharajah
John Salew
as Station sergeant
John Horsley
as Inspector Wilkins
Ernest Clark
as Secretary
Everley Gregg
as Governess
Eugene Deckers
as French Cavalry Officer
Jim Gerald
as French Stationmaster
Hugh Dempster
as Man in bowler
Dino Galvani
as Italian Professor
Sam Kydd
as Scotland Yard sergeant
Guido Lorraine
as Cafe Patron
Jack McNaughton
as Railway Guard
Aubrey Woods
as Charlie
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What's become here of Fr. Brown's self-effacing humanism?

May 8, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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