When wealthy collector Brander Merton buys a Coptic chalice, he doesn't intend to meet the same fate as the relic's two previous owners. But after an arrow strikes him dead, Father Brown must expose the cup's supposed curse.

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Angela Douglas ...
Petra Merton
John Phillips ...
Brander Merton
Mike Pratt ...
Col. Hector Merton
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Norman Drage
George Roubicek ...
John Wilton
Richard Hurndall ...
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Bernard Blake
Antony Scott ...
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Eric Dodson ...
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Christopher Crooks ...
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Mike Lewin ...
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A paranoid millionaire becomes obsessed with a priceless early Christian chalice and wins it at auction. He lives with it in an impervious citadel, but is killed by an arrow in the neck. The irrepressible Father Brown must sift through a plethora of red herrings to find the killer and his/her motive. Written by duke1029

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12 December 1974 (UK)  »

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Colonel Merton claims to have survived the Battle of Little Big Horn as a drummer boy. No one in Custer's command lived with the exception of Miles Keogh's horse Comanche. See more »

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Brander Merton: [to his niece] It amazes me that people can find the time to do nothing.
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