Amateur detective Father Ignatius Brown defies his Bishop and decides to transport to Rome a holy relic from his church - a cross that once belonged to St. Augustin - rather than allow the more elaborate plans to proceed. On the channel crossing he becomes suspicious of a fellow traveler, a Mr Dobson, whom Brown quickly determines is not the automobile salesman he claims to be. He does befriend another priest whom he takes into his confidence but soon realizes that his suspicions should have been reversed. The fake priest is in fact Gustave Flambeau a professional art thief and an expert at disguise. After he gets away with the cross, Brown refuses to work with the police, insisting that he wants to save the man's soul, not put him in prison. With the assistance of his friend Lady Warren, Father Brown sets a trap for Flambeau but Brown realizes that his work is only just beginning. Written by
An open and shut case of Guinness! Up to his EARS in chaos...Up to his NECK in laughs
Did You Know?
Remake of the 1934 Paramount picture Father Brown, Detective which also is based on G. K. Chesterton's short story The Blue Cross. See more
What St. Augustus is he speaking of. St. Augustine was alive at about 300 AD. That's not 1200 yrs ago. See more
[the inspector has just phoned in an all-points bulletin for a stolen milk truck
Your accomplices haven't got a chance. They'll be intercepted within half an hour.
Half an hour? Then you've time for a glass of sherry.
No thank you.
Or perhaps a glass of milk? The milkman seems to have left rather a lot today.
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