Starring: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess
G.K. Chesterton's kindly, cassocked crime-solver
With a distinct twinkle behind his spectacles, Kenneth More brings G.K. Chesterton's beloved Father Brown to the screen in a classic British television series. When it comes to amateur detective work, don't let this priest's absent-minded air and penchant for an occasional tipple fool you. His kindly eyes pick up clues that professionals usually miss, and his keen understanding of the human condition lets him search men's souls for motives. Often joined by his friend, the thief-turned-private-investigator Hercule Flambeau (Dennis Burgess), Father Brown has won legions of fans as much for his compassion as for his crime-solving.
Setting Father Brown in the 1920s, Chesterton played with the structure and elements of the detective genre, and these delightful screenplays convey all the charm, cleverness, and suspense of Chesterton's original work. You'll welcome visits from Father Brown, again and again. As seen on the PBS Mystery! series.
Includes G.K. Chesterton bio and cast filmographies.
Run Time: 364 minutes