The Fallen Idol Overview:

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)

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

O ?dolo Ca?do (1948) / The Fallen Idol (1948)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

O ?dolo Ca?do (1948) / The Fallen Idol (1948) Quando somos crian?as, por vezes vivemos situa??es que n?o conseguimos compreender completamente por n?o termos suficiente maturidade. Mesmo assim, essas situa??es mudam nossas vidas e nossas mentes. “O ?dolo Ca?do” ? um filme sobre u... Read full article

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Inspector Crowe: How much easier it would be if everybody told the police the truth in the first place.

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

Baines: There's lies and lies.
Mrs. Baines: What do you mean by that?
Baines: Some lies are just kindness.

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Although Carol Reed had an outstanding record of working with young actors, he found Bobby Henrey's short attention span very difficult to cope with. Many of his scenes were played with the young man looking at his favorite grip or electrician, and his performance was pieced together in the cutting room.
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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