Dir: Robert Hamer
Starring: Alec Guinness and Peter Finch
As works of art are disappearing, Father Brown sets out to catch the thief
Technically, this film is a remake of the 1934 Paramount picture Father Brown, Detective which was likewise based on The Blue Cross, a short story by G. K. Chesterton. This Catholic drama was largely successful and is an enjoyable tale that features one brief railway scene at London Victoria station. Alec Guinness runs for a train and despite the presence of a locomotive at the buffer stops, it is largely shrouded in steam and as a result is not identifiable.