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Er kanns nicht lassen (1962)

Father Brown brings back a stolen painting. Later he examines the mysterious death of a castle owner.

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Complete credited cast:
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Rudolf Forster ...
Bishop
Grit Boettcher ...
Berenice
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Mrs. Holland
Siegfried Wischnewski ...
Inspektor O'Connally
Lina Carstens ...
Mrs. Smith
Horst Tappert ...
Simpson
Peter Ehrlich ...
O'Leary
Rainer Penkert ...
Lord Gilbert Darroway
Emmerich Schrenk ...
Joshua
Otto Schmöle ...
Lord Bannister
E.O. Fuhrmann ...
Malone
Uli Steigberg ...
Oliver Lynn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Glawion ...
Kellner
Hans-Dieter Jendreyko ...
Sam
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Although sent by his bishop to a little island far away from the coast, Father Brown is again involved in crime, when the painting of a famous artist, which he found in a hidden cellar of his church, was stolen. Written by Michael Zink

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19 October 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Han kan ikke la' være  »

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Follows Das schwarze Schaf (1960) See more »

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ANOTHER FAILED CHESTERTON ADAPTATION
7 November 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This second film with Heinz Rühmann as G.K. Chesterton's creation Father Brown at least tries to tell a comprehensive detective story, but the writers forgot to make it into a logical plot, let alone into an interesting and amusing one. Maybe they had a good idea, but that never surfaces. The film just moves from A to B. A good director could have made it into a passable film, director Von Ambesser seemed to have been glad he was able to shoot more or less adequately each scene. It is as with the first Rühmann as Father Brown film (Das schwarze Schaf 1960): it may look all very English, but it desperately lacks the charm of Chesterton's stories.(5/10)


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