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Thumbnail for The Fallen Idol (1948) The Fallen Idol (1948)

Basics Critics:83Viewers:70Rusty:77
Category: Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerSub-Category: drama film, film noir, mystery filmNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 95 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomDirector: Carol ReedScreenwriter: Graham GreeneMusic: William AlwynCinematography: Georges PérinalStars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Jack Hawkins, James Hayter, Bernard Lee, Bobby Henrey, Denis O'Dea, Karel Štěpánek, Torin ThatcherProducer: Carol ReedStudio: London FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Carol Reed)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Graham Greene)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The film is told through the naive eyes of a diplomat's young son, Phillipe, who idolises his best friend, the diplomat's butler Baines. Baines has constructed a heroic persona, full of exotic adventures, that fascinates the boy.

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