A classic suspense-filled thriller from some of British cinema’s greatest talents.
The Fallen Idoltells the story of Philippe (Bobby Henrey), the young son of a diplomat who, trying to understand the adult world as seen through the eyes of a child, lies to defend those closest to him. When his butler friend Baines (Ralph Richardson) is suspected of murdering his wife, the vital information that Philippe holds falls on deaf ears…
Director Carol Reedand Graham Greenecollaborated, as they did on The Third Man, to create this exquisitely crafted, intelligent thriller, which once more demonstrates the unique spark that these two mavericks brought to British cinema. With magnificent
performances from Richardson and the child actor Henrey, and evoking comparisons with, among others, Alfred Hitchcock, this classic thriller garnered Academy Award® nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
- INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT HENREY
- GUY HAMILTON REMEMBERS THE FALLEN IDOL
LOCATIONS FEATURETTE WITH RICHARD DACRE
- INTERVIEW WITH FILM HISTORIAN CHARLES DRAZIN
INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD AYOADE
- RESTORATION COMPARISON