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The Fallen Idol

3 Ratings: 5.0
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   The Fallen Idol (film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Jump to: navigation, search The Fallen Idol    Theatrical poster Directed by Carol Reed Produced by Carol Reed   Philip Brandon (associate producer) … see full wiki

Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date: February 10, 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about The Fallen Idol
review by . June 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A magnificent film, directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene
Phillipe, the 8-year-old son of the ambassador, bored and lonely, has been left in the charge of Baines, the embassy butler, and his wife. The ambassador has gone to bring back his wife, who has been ill for several months. Phillipe (Bobby Henrey) idolizes Baines (Ralph Richardson), who talks to him, tells him stories, takes him for walks and pays attention to him. Baines' wife (Sonia Dresdel), however, is a shrew. She has little patience for Phillipe. She runs the housekeeping side of the embassy …
review by . July 20, 2011
The "idol" is Baines (Ralph Richardson), the butler in the French embassy in London and the ambassador's little son, Philippe (Bobby Henrey), is the one who loves and worships him.  Baines is devoted to the boy and never tires of spending time him, regaling him with tall tales that Philippe believes, of course.  One day, Baines asks Philippe to keep a big secret from the hateful Mrs. Baines and this secret eventually changes all of their lives.   …
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