Cliff Richard makes his sensational big screen debut in "Serious Charge" - and sings three great songs including his first UK Number One Smash Hit - 'Living Doll'! "Serious Charge" sees Cliff Richard playing Curley Thompson, a young tearaway in a small English town just looking for kicks. Everyone thinks he's bad - except the local vicar, Reverend Phillips (Anthony Quayle). He can see the good in Curley and stands up for him before the courts. Unfortunately, Curley's older brother Larry (Andrew Ray) is an out-and-out hoodlum, with a switchblade in his hand and nothing but contempt for his home town of 'Deadsville, England'. When Reverend Phillips first humiliates him in the local youth club and the confronts him about his pregnant girlfriend, Larry snaps. He accuses the Reverend of sexual assault - a serious charge that seems to have been witnessed by respected church-worker Hester (Sarah Churchill). Suddenly, the vicar finds himself on the receiving end of a bitter hate campaign - but he has more friends than he realises.