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Aro Recommended Fallen Idol, The


UK 1948, 91 minutes
Dir. Carol Reed
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Classics, Suspense/Crime, Drama


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".

NZ International Film Festival 2002

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