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Father Brown (1954) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Robert Hamer .

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Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


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Parkinson: Pardon, me lady, but the awful people are coming up the drive!
Lady Warren: What awful people? It is not my "at home" day.
Father Brown: I think he means the police.


[the contents of Father Brown's pockets are being inventoried by the police]
Patrolman: One Bible.
Father Brown: [Correcting the patrolman] One breviary.
Station sergeant: One... book.
Patrolman: One bar of milk chocolate.
Station sergeant: One bar... of chocolate. Your glasses, please.
Father Brown: Oh. Is that really necessary? I'm as blind as a bat without them. Though I often wonder whether all bats are really blind, any more than all lords drunk or all judges sober.


Auctioneer: Now, who will open the bidding for me at ten thousand pounds?
Texan Millionaire: Fifty thousand dollars.
Auctioneer: I am bid... seventeen thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven pounds, two shillings and ten pence. I think it would be easier, sir, if we were to conduct the bidding in pounds sterling.


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Facts about

Alec Guinness was spotted in costume when walking home through the French countryside. A young boy ran up to him, yelling "Mon père! Mon père!" ("My father! My father!") Guinness did not speak French, so he could not correct the young boy's mistake, but was touched that the young boy apparently immediately bonded to him on the assumption that he was a priest. Soon after the film was released, Guinness converted to Catholicism.
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