Serious Charge

Serious Charge (1959)

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?

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  • Release Date: 1959-04-30
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Terence Young

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  • Anthony Quayle

    Reverend Howard Phillips

  • Sarah Churchill

    Hester Peters

  • Andrew Ray

    Larry Thompson

  • Irene Browne

    Mrs Phillips

  • Cliff Richard

    Curley Thompson

  • Percy Herbert

    Mr Thompson

  • Noel Howlett

    Mr Peters

  • Leigh Madison

    Mary Williams

  • Liliane Brousse


  • Judith Furse

    Probation Officer

  • Wensley Pithey

    Police Sergeant

  • Wilfrid Brambell


  • Jean Cadell

    Almshouse Matron

  • Olive Sloane

    Mrs Browning

  • George Roderick


  • Jess Conrad

    Dancer (uncredited)

  • Marie Devereux

    Sexy Girl in Coffee Bar (uncredited)

  • Philip Lowrie

    Boy in Coffee Bar/Larry's Gang (uncredited)

  • Julie Martin


  • Wilfred Pickles

    Magistrate (uncredited)


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