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The Fallen Idol | 1948 | Jack Hawkins, Ralph Richardson - The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990
Adapted from the Graham Greene story ‘The Basement Room’, Carol Reed’s film brilliantly captures a child’s point of view. A diplomat’s son Phillippe (Bobby Henrey) finds it hard to understand the adult world he observes inquisitively. He hero worships butler Baines (Ralph Richardson), but lands him in trouble with his stern housekeeper wife (Sonia Dresdel) …