Carol Reed's award-winning adaptation of Graham Greene's short story told primarily from a child's perspective. Philippe (Bobby Henrey) is the young son of a diplomat and he idolises Baines (Ralph Richardson), his father's butler. When Baines' wife is found murdered and Baines is implicated, Philippe tries everything to point the investigation away from the butler. In doing so he makes matters worse and also discovers that his hero is not the man he thought he was.
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play A classic suspense-filled thriller from some of British cinema’s greatest talents The Fallen Idol tells the story of Philippe (Bobby Henrey) the young son of a diplomat who trying to understand the adult world as seen through the eyes of a child lies to defend those closest to him When his butler friend Baines (Ralph Richardson) is suspected of murdering his wife the vital information that Philippe holds falls on deaf ears… Director Carol Reed and Graham Greene collaborated as they did on The Third Man to create this exquisitely crafted intelligent thriller which once more demonstrates the unique spark that these two mavericks brought to British cinema With magnificent performances from Richardson and the child actor Henrey and evoking comparisons with among others Alfred Hitchcock this classic thriller garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay
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