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3.9
566 Ratings

The Fallen Idol

Directed by Carol Reed
United Kingdom, 1948
Thriller, Mystery

Synopsis

Elegantly balancing suspense and farce, Carol Reed and Graham Greene’s tale of the fraught relationship between a boy and the beloved butler he suspects of murder is a delightfully macabre thriller of the first order and a visually and verbally dazzling knockout.

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The Fallen Idol Directed by Carol Reed

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1948 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay

Academy Awards

1950 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

National Board of Review

1949 | 3 wins including: Best Actor

BAFTA Awards

1949 | Winner: Best British Film

1949 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

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