The Detective Poster

Release Date: 1954

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
When amateur detective Father Brown (Alec Guinness) is put in charge of shipping an extremely valuable religious artifact -- a crucifix -- from London to Rome, a master thief and master of disguise named Flambeau (Peter Finch) outwits the young priest and steals the cross for himself. Now Father Brown must track down Flambeau, try to reclaim the crucifix and also convince Flambeau not only to abandon his criminal career but also to save his immortal soul.

Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Ernest Thesiger

Director: Robert Hamer

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Keywords: Quest, Rivalry, Investigation, Hilarious, Playful, Mystery, Pursuit, Lighthearted, 1950s, London