The search for a runaway girl leads Father Brown and his friend Flambeau to a struggling theatre company, replete with backstage gossip, ambitious actors, tempermental divas, mysterious visitors, and murder.

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Dennis Burgess ...
Rachel Gurney ...
Margaret Mandeville
John Stratton ...
Mundon Mandeville
David Savile ...
Norman Knight
Richard Warner ...
Det. Supt. Forbush
Oliver Maguire ...
Ashton Jarvis
Michael Hall ...
Ralph Randall
John Crocker ...
George
Rita Giovannini ...
Irene Maroni
Sheila Keith ...
Mrs. Sands
Roberta Tovey ...
Doris Jennings
John Levitt ...
Aubrey Vernon
Julia Sutton ...
Miss Talbot
Ellen Sheean ...
Lady Marden
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Mundon Mandeville runs a thoroughly disliked repertoire theater company and is murdered inside a windowless room in the building although everyone involved has an alibi. Brown is there as a favor to Flambeau in order to talk an underage seventeen year-old into returning home to her worried parents who don't realize she has lied about her age in order to follow her career as an aspiring actress. Written by duke1029

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14 November 1974 (UK)  »

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A 40 year old actress is referred as no longer being a juvenile. In theater parlance young women are referred to as ingenues. See more »

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Father Brown: Oh, Inspector, I shouldn't mind too much about who could or could not have committed the crime. I suspect that once you find out how it was done, you'll know who did it.
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