The Fallen Idol
Do you know where your parents are?
Although director Carol Reed would top The Fallen Idol a year later with his cunning The Third Man, he demonstrates here he is unparalleled at adapting Graham Greene stories. In The Fallen Idol (1948), a ten year-old ambassador’s child believes he witnesses his favorite butler murder his wife. Or at least he talks himself into believing so. A comment on the adult world as seen by a child, The Fallen Idol is somewhat Hitchcockian – and, while it’s not in the least creepy, the film is undoubtedly absorbing.