Phillipe, the son of an ambassador in London, idolizes Baines, his father's butler, a kind of hero in the eyes of the child, whose perception changes when he accidentally discovers the secret that Baines keeps and witnesses the consequences that adults' lies can cause.

  1. Graham Greene

    Story, Writer

  2. Carol Reed


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson


  2. Michèle Morgan

    Michèle Morgan


  3. Sonia Dresdel

    Sonia Dresdel

    Mrs. Baines

  4. Bobby Henrey

    Bobby Henrey


  5. Denis O'Dea

    Denis O'Dea

    Inspector Crowe

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The Fallen Idol
The Fallen Idol



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 15, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -



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