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The Fallen Idol

When Baines' wife is found murdered and Baines is implicated, Philippe, an impressionable young boy idolizes Baines, tries everything to point the investigation away from Baines but incriminates him instead in what was, in fact, an accidental death.
Actors: Gerard Heinz,
Gerard Heinz
Gerard Heinz 2 January 1904, Hamburg, Germany
Dora Bryan,
Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan 7 February 1923, Parbold, Lancashire, England, UK
Michèle Morgan,
Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan 29 February 1920, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France
Nora Gordon,
Nora Gordon
Nora Gordon November 29, 1893 in West Hartlepool, England, UK
John Ruddock,
John Ruddock
John Ruddock 20 May 1897, Lima, Peru
Geoffrey Keen,
Geoffrey Keen
Geoffrey Keen 21 August 1916, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Robert Cawdron,
Robert Cawdron
Robert Cawdron 29 December 1921, Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Torin Thatcher,
Torin Thatcher
Torin Thatcher 15 January 1905, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
George Woodbridge,
George Woodbridge
George Woodbridge 16 February 1907, Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Jack Hawkins,
Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins 14 September 1910, Wood Green, London, England, UK
Karel Stepanek,
Karel Stepanek
Karel Stepanek 29 October 1899, BrĂĽnn, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Republic]
Genre: DramaMystery
Director: Carol Reed
Carol Reed
Carol Reed 30 December 1906, Putney, London, England, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Release: 1948
IMDb: 7.6
Duration: 95 min
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CRITICS OF "The Fallen Idol"
Dennis Schwartz

December 09, 2006

It's a gripping mystery story involving adult secrets, childhood lies and betrayal as part of the human equation.
Alan Scherstuhl

May 25, 2016

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.
Christopher Null

November 14, 2006

separates itself from what would otherwise be a rather rote drama/thriller.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

June 15, 2006

An indelible portrait of childhood's confusions, disillusionments and inevitable lost innocence.
Sean Axmaker

January 01, 2009

... one of the great films of innocence lost and a powerful portrait of the powerlessness of children in the adult world, where they are so often ignored or discounted.
Gerald Peary

June 13, 2016

The Fallen Idol is one of the best achieved examples in cinema of seeing the world through the eyes of a child.
Steven Rea

June 10, 2016

The Fallen Idol finds innocence and inquisitiveness at odds with corruption, violence, desire, deceit - all the stuff that grown-ups trade in.
Michael Wilmington

August 25, 2006

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.
MFB Critics

February 16, 2016

The film is first-class entertainment.
Colin Covert

October 19, 2006

Masterful 1948 suspense thriller.
Matt Prigge

May 26, 2016

In some ways an even more brilliant contraption than "The Third Man," and with a third act that might be superior, too.
Chris Vognar

June 29, 2006

It's a masterful and unsentimental child's-eye view of the cold, hard adult world.