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Sonia Dresdel in The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol

1948 NR

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.