The Fallen Idol
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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- Carol Reed
- This movie is
- 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
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it