Serious Charge

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1959
  • Running time: 96 min
The unmarried vicar Reverend Howard Phillips (Anthony Quayle), newly arrived in a parish, accuses a local 19 year old thug and petty criminal (Andrew Ray) of being partially responsible for the recent death of a teenage girl. In retaliation and as an... read more

The unmarried vicar Reverend Howard Phillips (Anthony Quayle), newly arrived in a parish, accuses a local 19 year old thug and petty criminal (Andrew Ray) of being partially responsible for the recent death of a teenage girl. In retaliation and as an attempt to divert attention, the teenager accuses the vicar of making sexual advances towards him. His invented story is substantiated out of spite by another local woman still furious that the vicar rejected her amorous advances. Unfortunately for the vicar, the woman is a highly respected member of the community, her father being the parish s previous clergyman.

Original Release

04/30/1959

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Cast

Anthony Quayle Rev. Howard Phillips / Reverend Howard Phillips
Sarah Churchill Hester Peters
Andrew Ray Larry Thompson
Irene Browne Mrs. Phillips / Mrs Phillips
Percy Herbert Bill Thompson / Mr Thompson
Noel Howlett Rev. Peters / Mr Peters
Cliff Richard Curley Thompson
Leigh Madison Mary Williams
Liliane Brousse Michelle
Judith Furse Probation Officer / Miss Langton - Probation Officer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Terence Young

Writers

Philip King, Guy Elmes, Mickey Delamar

Cast

Anthony Quayle Rev. Howard Phillips / Reverend Howard Phillips
Sarah Churchill Hester Peters
Andrew Ray Larry Thompson
Irene Browne Mrs. Phillips / Mrs Phillips
Percy Herbert Bill Thompson / Mr Thompson
Noel Howlett Rev. Peters / Mr Peters
Cliff Richard Curley Thompson
Leigh Madison Mary Williams
Liliane Brousse Michelle
Judith Furse Probation Officer / Miss Langton - Probation Officer
Wensley Pithey Police Sergeant / Police Sergeant Harrison
Wilfrid Brambell Verger
Jean Cadell Almshouse Matron
Olive Sloane Mrs. Browning / Mrs Browning
George Roderick Fishmonger
Wilfred Pickles Magistrate
Jess Conrad Dancer
Marie Devereux Sexy Girl in Coffee Bar
Carol Dourof Dancer
Patrick Halpin Magistrate

Producers

Editors

Reginald Beck

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