The Fallen Idol was the first of three masterpieces to result from the legendary meeting of director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene, who together would also create The Third Man and Our Man in Havana. Elegantly balancing suspense and farce, this tale of the fraught relationship between a boy and the beloved butler he suspects of murder is a delightfully macabre thriller of the first order and a visually and verbally dazzling knockout.

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The Fallen Idol (1948)

Unrated

Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 35m · 8/31/1948

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The Suspense is Almost Unbearable ... in this Four-Award Thriller !

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The Fallen Idol was the first of three masterpieces to result from the legendary meeting of director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene, who together would also create The Third Man and Our Man in Havana. Elegantly balancing suspense and farce, this tale of the fraught relationship between a boy and the beloved butler he suspects of murder is a delightfully macabre thriller of the first order and a visually and verbally dazzling knockout.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

London Film Productions

Revenue

$373,185
Part Of
Cast
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Ralph Richardson

Baines
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Michèle Morgan

Julie (as Michele Morgan)
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Sonia Dresdel

Mrs. Baines
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Bobby Henrey

Phillipe
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Denis O'Dea

Inspector Crowe
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Jack Hawkins

Detective Ames
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Walter Fitzgerald

Dr. Fenton
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Dandy Nichols

Mrs. Patterson
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Joan Young

Mrs. Barrow
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Karel Stepanek

First Secretary
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Gerard Heinz

Ambassador
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Torin Thatcher

Policeman
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James Hayter

Perry
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Geoffrey Keen

Detective Davis (as Geoffrey Keene)
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Bernard Lee

Detective Hart
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John Ruddock

Dr. Wilson
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Hay Petrie

Clock Winder
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Dora Bryan

Rose
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George Woodbridge

Police Sergeant
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Robert Cawdron

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ethel Coleridge

Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Nora Gordon

Waitress (uncredited)
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Ralph Norman

Policeman (uncredited)
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James Swan

Policeman (uncredited)
Crew
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Carol Reed

Director
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Graham Greene

Writer
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Lesley Storm

Writer
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William Templeton

Writer
Disc Releases
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The Fallen Idol

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/7/2006

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