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The Fallen Idol (1948) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Carol Reed and produced by Carol Reed, Alexander Korda and Philip Brandon.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorCarol ReedNominated
Best WritingGraham GreeneNominated
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The Fallen Idol

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 13, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the classic British noir, The Fallen Idol (1948), starring Bobby Henrey and Ralph Richardson. This article is part of The 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Ralph Richardson was one of the great Shakespearean thespians of the 20th c... Read full article


The Fallen Idol (1948)

By Beatrice on Mar 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Fallen Idol Directed by Carol Reed Written by Graham Greene from a story by Greene 1948/UK London Film Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental It is folly to ask a child to keep secrets. I really love this movie and Ralph Richardson’s performance in it. Phillipe (Bobby Henrey) is th... Read full article


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Quotes from

Baines: Give me your handkerchief. It's things like that give secrets away.


Baines: It's a great life if you don't weaken.


Policeman: [to Phillipe] Walking in your sleep, were you?
Rose: That's all I was doing.


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Baines' comment about tea being "The Cup that cheers" is based on the old temperance slogan promoting tea drinking, "The cup that cheers but does not inebriate".
Despite his character's hatred of Mrs. Baines, Bobby Henrey's favorite person on set was the actress who played her, Sonia Dresdel.
Madeleine Gal Henrey, mother of Bobby Henrey, appears briefly at the very end of the film as Phillipe's mother.
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