The Fallen Idol (1949)
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as Felipe, Phillipe
as Mrs. Baines
as Inspector Crowe
as Detective Ames
as Dr. Fenton
as First Secretary
as Mrs. Barrow
as Mrs. Patterson
as Detective Hart
as Dr. Wilson
as Policeman "A"
as Detective Davis
as Police Sergeant
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The Fallen Idol stands as one of the great films about looking, about perspective, about the way we watch and interpret not just film plots but each other.
Masterful 1948 suspense thriller.
As a portrait of the sometime destructiveness of innocence and as a sharp fresco of post-war Britain, this movie is a little masterpiece, an idol that has never fallen.
It's a masterful and unsentimental child's-eye view of the cold, hard adult world.
An indelible portrait of childhood's confusions, disillusionments and inevitable lost innocence.
Audience Reviews for The Fallen Idol
Lies, sometimes, are an act of kindness. Many times I hasten to add. The imagination of a lonely child is ignited by a meek man in love. The man, as played by the extraordinary Ralph Richardson, is a mass of contradictions and yet we understand him. Married to a shrew and in love with Michele Morgan no less. Carol Reed is not a director that comes immediately to mind when one lists the greatest directors of all time, but in my book, is right up there with the very best. No other director has been able to bring Graham Green to the screen with its spirit so gloriously intact. Guilt and fear as riveting entertainment. Suspenseful, funny and beautiful to look at. Go try to top that.
Literally about a boy who idolizes someone and finds out their not all that they thought they were. An okay movie, but not very exciting.
With more suspense and twists than half the "thrillers" out there today. Bobby Henrey would eat HJO for breakfast.
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