Saturday, January 20, 2007

Fr. Brown at Decent Films

Steven Greydanus at Decent Films dot Com reviews the Fr. Brown DVD set. Excerpt:

Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton’s pudding-faced, sharp-witted clerical sleuth, was most famously played on the big screen by Alec Guinness in the 1954 film Father Brown, known in the US as The Detective. Unfortunately, that film, despite flashes of Chestertonian wit and Guinness’s greatness, botched the character and Chesterton’s worldview in numerous ways frustrating to any GKC fan (see my review for more).

Now, though, Chesterton fans have an alternative. Seven classic Father Brown stories — adapted with gratifying fidelity in the 1974 television series starring Kenneth More — are now available on DVD from Acorn Media in “Father Brown” – Set 1.

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