The Fallen Idol (1948) at the Paradise Theatre

Toronto Film Society presents The Fallen Idol (1948) at the Paradise Theatre on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

Director Carol Reed’s wonderfully crafted adaptation of Graham Greene’s short story weaves the tale of a young boy (Bobby Henrey) who is caught up in a web of deception when his family’s beloved butler (Ralph Richardson) is suspected of murder. In addition to being a first-class thriller, the film is also a poignant coming-of-age exploration of lost innocence and the painful wisdom that comes with it.

Praised for its ingenious, Oscar-nominated screenplay; Reed’s tense direction; the brilliant cinematography; and nuanced performances from the two leads, this film is a visually dazzling and delightfully macabre thriller of the highest order that begs to be seen on the big screen!

The programme includes at least one surprise short film, and we expect the event will wrap up just before 5 pm.

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