Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 91min.
- Director(s): Robert Hamer
- Starring: Alec Guinness , Joan Greenwood , Peter Finch , Cecil Parker , Bernard Lee
- Themes: Amateur Sleuths,Star Detectives
- Tone: Cerebral,Humorous,Light,Witty
- Keywords: priest, pursuit, bad-guy, con/scam, good-guy, investigation, law-enforcement, opal, police, robbery