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The Fallen Idol

1h 35m Drama, Mystery, Thriller 1948

Made by director Carol Reed in between Odd Man Out and The Third Man and his first collaboration with writer Graham Greene, The Fallen Idol is a lesser known but equally effective psychological drama. A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

‘It might be lesser known, but certainly not deservingly so. This is a cracking piece of Brit cinema.’ David Parkinson, Empire

‘A superb London film marked by outstanding performances from Ralph Richardson – then in his forties – and youngster Bobby Henrey.’ Dave Calhoun, Time Out


Ralph Richardson (Baines) , Michèle Morgan (Julie) , Sonia Dresdel (Mrs. Baines) , Bobby Henrey (Phillipe)


Carol Reed


English, French