The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol

Criterion Collection Edition #357

THE FALLEN IDOL was the first of three masterpieces to result from the legendary meeting of director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene, who together would also create THE THIRD MAN and OUR MAN IN HAVANA. Elegantly balancing suspense and farce, this 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
  • The Fallen Idol

    Directed by Carol Reed • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan

    THE FALLEN IDOL was the first of three masterpieces to result from the legendary meeting of director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene, who together would also create THE THIRD MAN and OUR MAN IN HAVANA...

Extras

  • A Sense of Carol Reed

    This documentary, made in 2006, traces the life and work of Carol Reed through archival footage and interviews with directors John Boorman, Guy Hamilton, and Bryan Forbes; cinematographer Oswald Morris; actor Ron Moody; and friend Ben Harrison.