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Howard Phillips, a vicar who's new in the town of Bellington, wants to reach out to youth. The previous vicar's daughter, Hester Peters, who fears being a spinster, wants to be his wife. He tells her he's not interested. When he confronts a tough kid about something the youth has done, the lad sets out to frame the vicar. Hester, who's walked in on the confrontation, backs the youth's story. The town sides with her and the lad, turning against Phillips. He has a crisis of faith. What options does he have; can no one help him, his reputation, or his calling?

  1. Terence Young

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle

    Reverend Howard Phillips

  2. Sarah Churchill

    Sarah Churchill

    Hester Peters

  3. Andrew Ray

    Andrew Ray

    Larry Thompson

  4. Irene Browne

    Irene Browne

    Mrs Phillips

  5. Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard

    Curley Thompson

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Serious Charge

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  • April 30, 1959
    PG
    Theatrical

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    All ages admitted, but certain scenes may be unsuitable for young children. May contain mild language and sex/drugs references. May contain moderate violence if justified by context (e.g. fantasy).

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

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