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The Fallen Idol (1948)

The Fallen Idol
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Sonia Dresdel Sonia Dresdel
Mrs. Baines
Bobby Henrey Bobby Henrey
Phillipe
Denis O Denis O'Dea
Inspector Crowe
Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins
Detective Ames
Walter Fitzgerald Walter Fitzgerald
Dr. Fenton
Dandy Nichols Dandy Nichols
Mrs. Patterson


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Lesley Storm Lesley Storm


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1 month ago at May 27 20:41
If you have seen Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man, then you know the high standards he applies to his art. He was a brilliant director, who left a legacy that is memorable. A legacy that has survived the test of time. Add to that this film's personification of evil in the character of Mrs. Baines. Sonia Dresdel is superb, turning in a performance equal to that of Dame Judith Anderson in Rebecca. Si... read more
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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.
Release date: 25 October 1948
Tags: Film Noir (5), Mystery (5), 1948 (4), Drama (4), Thriller (4), 1940s (3), British (3), Lie (2), Children (2), Butler (2), Kid (2), Criterion (2), Gun (2), Police (2), Afair (1), French (1), Policeman (1), Brick (1), Destroyed Evidence (1), Love (1)
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thehollywoodki posted a review 1 month ago

“If you have seen Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man, then you know the high standards he applies to his art. He was a brilliant director, who left a legacy that is memorable. A legacy that has survived the test of time. Add to that this film's personification of evil in the character of Mrs. Baines. Sonia Dresdel is superb, turning in a performance equal to that of Dame Judith Anderson in Rebecca. Sir Ralph Richardson, and young Bobby Henrey, are equal to Dresdel's level of performance. Lovely Michele Morgan is also in the American film noir, The Chase (1946). My only question is, why isn't the UK's Sonia Dresdel "Dame Sonia Dresdel" ... she is certainly worthy of the title.” read more

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