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Father Brown played by Alec Guinness, Father Brown Detective (1954) The beloved detective priest tries to thwart a thief in his tracks and persuade him to change his ways to save his soul.
Father Charles Clark played by Don Murray, The Hoodlum Priest (1961) Based on the works of Fr. Charles "Dismas" Clark who devoted his life to serving the dispossessed of St. Louis. Funds from the film were to go to creating a halfway-house for ex-convicts.
Father Alek played by Christopher Lambert, To Kill a Priest (1988) The story of the real-life Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, a much-loved Catholic priest who was killed for speaking out about Communism in his native Poland.
Father Robert Koesler played by Donald Sutherland, The Rosemary Murders (1987)
Amateur sleuth Fr. Koesler goes on the trail of a murderer who is killing off his fellow clergymen. The friendly priest is in a fix when the killer makes a confession.
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty played by Gregory Peck, The Scarlet and the Black (1983) The film set in Rome brings to life the true story of the charming Irish priest dubbed “The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican,” who rescued thousands of Jews during the war.
Father Barry played by Karl Malden, On the Waterfront (1954)
The winner of 8 Academy Awards sees Fr. Barry go up against the mob and give an impassioned sermon reminding the hardworking dockers that Christ is always among them.
Father Ruffino played by Ben Cross, The Assisi Underground (1984)
This film depicts the role the Catholic Church played, through the efforts of Fr. Ruffino who put his own life at risk, in rescuing Jews from the Nazis in Assisi in 1943.
Father Damien Karras played by Jason Miller, The Exorcist (1973) and The Exorcist III (1990) In exorcising demons, Jesuit priest Fr. Karras, who is a complicated, troubled character questioning his own faith, is led to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Father Chuck O'Malley played by Bing Crosby, Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary's (1944/5) Winner of 7 Academy awards and presented to Pope Pius XII at the Vatican, this comedy drama follows an inspirational young priest who takes over a parish with the occasional mishap.
Father Peter Lonergan played by Ward Bond, The Quiet Man (1952) This light-hearted romantic comedy set in Ireland sees a Catholic priest involved in a bit of meddling, all in the name of love.