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The Fallen Idol

1h 35m Drama, Mystery, Thriller 1948

AroView: Celebrated, tasteful British thriller about the muddled attempt of an 8-year-old ambassador’s son to protect the embassy butler (Ralph Richardson) from a charge of murder.

Featuring a realistic child performance, this is otherwise distinguished by subtle direction and a literate script by Graham Greene, based on his short story “The Basement Room”.


Carol Reed


English, French



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