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Storyline:   "The Fallen Idol" is a 1948 psychological drama movie about a young boy named Philippe (played by Bobby Henrey) who lives in the French embassy in London, where his father works. The boy forms a close bond with the embassy's butler, Baines (played by Ralph Richardson), who becomes a father figure to him. As the story unfolds, Philippe becomes convinced that Baines is a heroic figure, and the two develop a close friendship. However, when Philippe witnesses an argument between Baines and his wife, the boy becomes caught up in a web of lies and deception. Philippe soon realizes that the butler's life is not what it seems, and his childlike innocence leads him to misunderstand the situation. As a result, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of manipulation and deceit, where he struggles to distinguish between truth and lies.

As the movie progresses, tensions rise, and the relationship between Philippe and Baines becomes strained. The boy becomes increasingly obsessed with the butler and struggles to come to terms with the reality of the situation. Meanwhile, Baines must navigate a complex web of lies and secrets as he tries to protect himself and those around him. "The Fallen Idol" is a thought-provoking drama that explores themes of innocence, truth, and betrayal. It offers a poignant reflection on the complexities of human relationships and the psychological toll that deception and manipulation can take on individuals. With strong performances from the cast and a gripping storyline, the movie is a must-see for fans of psychological thrillers and character-driven dramas.
The Fallen Idol
Year : 1948
IMDB Rating: 8
Director: Carol Reed
Top Billing Cast:  Bernard Lee as Detective Hart Jack Hawkins as Detective Ames Ralph Richardson as Baines

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  1. In casting Phillipe, London Films Production Executive Bill O'Brien found the perfect face on the cover of a book titled "A Village in Piccadilly", which was part of a trilogy about the lives of French refugees who settled in London. The cover featured eight-year-old Bobby Henrey, the son of the book's author, Robert Henrey, and his wife. Madeleine Henrey, Bobby's mother, was hesitant about the screen test for her son, fearing it would spoil him, but her husband thought it would be good for him. Bobby was flown in from Normandy by Executive Producer Alexander Korda for the screen test, and Madeleine agreed to be present on-set at all times to personally supervise him.
  2. Producer and Director Carol Reed used all kinds of tricks to get the results he wanted for the film, including hiring a magician to perform off-camera to get the right facial expression from Bobby Henrey in the opening scene. Despite his outstanding record of working with young actors, Reed found Bobby's short attention span challenging to work with, and many of his scenes were played with the young actor looking at his favorite grip or electrician. Bobby's performance was pieced together in the editing room to achieve continuity.
  3. To protect Bobby from the adult themes and plot points, including adultery and violent death, most of the story was kept from him during the shoot. Initially, Bobby was only given the basic actions needed for each scene, and gradually, Reed told him more and more about what was happening. Halfway through the shoot, Bobby was given the script to read.
  4. Assistant Director Guy Hamilton noted that getting an amazing central performance out of Bobby Henrey, who had no experience or much acting ability, yet was on-screen almost the entire movie, was the biggest challenge of the shoot. He said that the boy "couldn't act his way out of a paper bag" and had "the attention span of a demented flea." Reed had to keep Bobby's dialogue to small bits, and the movie was planned to be very cut-heavy. In its one hour and thirty-five minute running time, there are more than one thousand edits.
  5. For continuity's sake, Carol Reed restricted Bobby Henrey's access to the cake trolley during tea breaks on-set so he wouldn't gain weight. The Make-up Department tried attaching hair pieces to Bobby for a scene with him running up the stairs, but it didn't look right. Madeleine Henrey decided to give him a haircut over the weekend, and when Bobby returned to the set on Monday, it was impossible to match the remaining shots they needed to the ones taken a few days before. Reed was furious and had no choice but to rearrange the shooting schedule to complete the stair scene after Bobby's hair grew out. The incident was the only delay in an otherwise smooth shoot, which ended up completing on schedule.
  6. Although Phillipe's favorite person on-set was the actress who played Mrs. Baines, Sonia Dresdel, he had a strong dislike for the character, as revealed in the film. Sir Ralph Richardson played Baines, and in order to get the right facial expression from Phillipe in the opening scene, Reed had a magician perform for him off-camera. Because Bobby was not used to working with other actors, Reed had to shoot him primarily in reaction shots. Madeleine Gal Henrey, Bobby's mother, appeared briefly at the end of the film as Phillipe's mother.
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