Meet Simon Cherry

Meet Simon Cherry is a 1949 British mystery film directed by Godfrey Grayson, and an adaptation of the popular BBC radio series Meet the Rev., featuring the crime solving cleric.[1][2][3]

Meet Simon Cherry
Opening title card
Directed byGodfrey Grayson
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Written byGodfrey Grayson
Gale Pedrick (radio series)
A. R. Rawlinson
Music byRupert Grayson
Frank Spencer
CinematographyCedric Williams
Edited byRay Pitt
Distributed byExclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • November 1949 (1949-11) (UK)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


When the Rev. Simon Cherry (Hugh Moxey) sets off for a much needed holiday, his car breaks down and he is forced to stay overnight in a manor house belonging to Lady Harling (Courtney Hope). The following morning, the body of Lady Harling's invalid daughter (Jeanette Tregarthen) is discovered, apparently murdered, and the Rev. Simon Cherry must bring his crime solving skills to the case.


Critical reception

The Radio Times gave the film one out of five stars, regretting its "feeble story";[4] Sky Movies gave the film two out of five stars, noting a "a brisk, no-nonsense film version of one of Gale Pedrick's popular stories";[5] and TV Guide rated it similarly, calling it, "competent enough."[6]



  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
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