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The Fallen Idol


Location: Redstone Theater

With Robert Henrey in person

Dir. Carol Reed. 1948, 95 mins. DCP. With Ralph Richardson, Robert Henrey. The first collaboration between Graham Greene and Carol Reed, before they made The Third Man, is a gripping and somewhat overlooked thriller. Phillipe, the young son of an ambassador in London, idolizes his only friend, the household butler. When the boy discovers a dark secret about Baines, he tries to protect him. This story, involving “adult secrets and childhood fantasies is both unexpected and exceptionally gripping,” wrote Kenneth Turan in The Los Angeles Times. Robert Henrey, the French-born actor who played Phillipe will have a conversation with Bruce Goldstein after the screening, sharing his amazing stories of living in London as a small child during the Blitz. (Henrey now lives in Connecticut.) 

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