Father Brown

(1954)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 31min |
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| Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch | Director: Robert Hamer
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A Catholic clergyman retrieves a priceless church cross from master thief Flambeau

A master art thief has been stealing works of art throughout Europe and one day manages to steal a priceless cross from Father Brown’s church.

With the assistance of Lady Warren and over the exasperated objections of his bishop, Father Brown is determined to find the cross, locate Flambeau and in the process, if he can, save Flambeau’s soul.

The search takes Father Brown to Paris and the French countryside, down into catacombs and into Flambeau’s chateau. At last there is a confrontation, followed by a resolution that involves Lady Warren as well as Flambeau.

Cast (26)

Promotional shot of distinguished British actor, Alec Guinness
Father Brown
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Lady Warren
Peter Finch
Flambeau
British actor Cecil Parker wears a suit, tie and pocket square
The Bishop
Bernard Lee
Inspector Valentine
Sid James
Parkinson
Sidney James
Parkinson
Gérard Oury
Inspector Dubois
Ernest Clark
Bishop’s Secretary
Aubrey Woods
Charlie
John Salew
Station sergeant
Sam Kydd
Scotland Yard sergeant
John Horsley
Inspector Wilkins
Jack McNaughton
Railway Guard
Hugh Dempster
Man in Bowler Hat
Eugene Deckers
French Cavalry Officer
Betty Baskcomb
French Widow
Diana Van Proosdy
Waitress
Dino Galvani
Italian Professor
Launce Maraschal
Texan Millionaire
Noel Howlett
Auctioneer
Marne Maitland
Maharajah
Austin Trevor
The Herald
Ernest Thesiger
The Vicomte
Hugo Schuster
Optician
Guido Lorraine
Café Patron
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Film clips

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Main title from Father Brown (1954).  A Catholic clergyman retrieves a priceless church cross from master thief Flambeau.

Father Brown (1954) Opening Credits

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Main title from Father Brown (1954). A Catholic clergyman retrieves a priceless church cross from master thief Flambeau.

Joan Greenwood and Alec Guinness in a film clip from Father Brown

Suffer Fools Gladly

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Joan Greenwood and Alec Guinness in a film clip from Father Brown.

Joan Greenwood and John Horsley in a film clip from Father Brown

In the Name of the Law

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Joan Greenwood and John Horsley in a film clip from Father Brown.

Pictures

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Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (5). Also starring Joan Greenwood
Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (4). Based on Father Brown stories by G K Chesterton
Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (7). Bernard Lee, Sid James, Gérard Oury, Ernest Thesiger
Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (6). And Peter Finch
Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (3)
Opening credits from Father Brown (1954) (2). Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Alec Guinness as
Alec Guinness, as the eponymous hero in a publicity shot for Father Brown (1954), wears glasses and a black biretta
Mexican lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (3)
Photograph from Father Brown (1954) (22)
German lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (8)
Father Brown DVD (Sony Pictures, 2009
American film premier of The Detective, aka Father Brown (2)
French poster for Father Brown (1954) (3)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (21)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (20)
Photograph from Father Brown (1954) (19)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) and Peter Finch (as Flambeau) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (18)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (17)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (16)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (15)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (14)
Joan Greenwood (as Lady Warren) and Peter Finch (as Flambeau) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (13)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (12)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (11)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (10)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (9)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (8)
Alec Guinness (as Father Brown) in a photograph from Father Brown (1954) (7)
Mexican lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (2)
DVD cover of Father Brown (1954) (1)
German lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (2)
French poster for Father Brown (1954) (2)
Spanish poster for Father Brown (1954) (1)
Poster for Father Brown (1954) (2)
Italian poster for Father Brown (1954) (1)
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Alec Guinness in Father Brown.  Issue number 2587.  (German).  Die seltsamen Wege des Pater Brown.
Screenshot from Father Brown (1954) (2)
Screenshot from Father Brown (1954) (1)
American screenshot from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (1)
Amor Film magazine with Joan Greenwood in Father Brown.  Issue number 39.  (French).  Detective du bon dieu.
American video cover from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (1)
Argentine poster for Father Brown (1954) (1)
Mexican lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (1)
French poster for Father Brown (1954) (1)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (7)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (5)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (4)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (3)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (2)
Lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (1)
American lobby card from The Detective [Father Brown] (1954) (1)
Australian poster for Father Brown (1954) (1)
German lobby card from Father Brown (1954) (1)
Photograph from Father Brown (1954) (5)
Photograph from Father Brown (1954) (4)
Photograph from Father Brown (1954) (1)

Production

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Robert Hamer
Director
G K Chesterton
Writer (adaptation)
Thelma Schnee
Writer

Also known as

The Detective (USA)

Companies

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Father Brown (1954) opening credits (2)
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Production company
Facet Productions
Production company