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.
This film provides a great way to get acquainted with the beloved character created by G.K. Chesterton. It includes glimpses of the authors' great wit...and hopefully whets the appetite for viewers to seek out the source - and discover the treasure of Chesterton's writings.
Creative problem solving
Choosing to be authentic and truthful
Seeking and choosing the greatest good
Discover the BBC TV adaptation of the the G. K. Chesterton character, Father Brown. Read More
This article tells how the in making of the film Father Brown the faith of the talented actor was awakened and he began a journey to be part of the Church professed by the character cleric he portrayed. Read More
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