Tuesday, July 1
(1954, Robert Hamer) When Peter Finch’s jewel thief/master of disguise Flambeau interrupts priest Alec Guinness’ delivery of the Cross of St. Augustine to Rome, the prelate now not only has to solve the crime, but save a soul. Adapted from G.K. Chesterton’s classic stories, by the director of Kind Hearts and Coronets. Aka The Detective. Approx. 91 min. 35mm.
“Guinness is in rare form as G.K. Chesterton’s clerical sleuth after stolen art treasures; another British gem, superbly cast.”
– Leonard Maltin