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The Fallen Idol

1948 Rated NR 1hr 35m

Philippe (Bobby Henrey), a diplomat's son, worships the household butler, Baines (Ralph Richardson), who's regaled the boy with tales of his life's adventures. So, when his hero becomes implicated in a murder, Philippe will stop at nothing to protect his idol. This despite his own suspicions about the servant's guilt. Adapted from a story by Graham Greene, director Carol Reed's reflection on moral ambiguity earned him an Oscar nod for Best Director.

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Movie Details

1949 BAFTA®
  • Best British Film
  • Best Film nominee
1950 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1950 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Carol Reed
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.