- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.7/10
- Director: Carol Reed
- Country: EnglishFrench
- Year: 1948
- Duration: 95 min
- Genres: Drama,Mystery,Thriller,
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
Philippe, a diplomat’s son and good friend of Baines the butler, is confused by the complexities and evasions of adult life. He tries to keep secrets but ends up telling them. He lies to protect his friends, even though he knows he should tell the truth. He resolves not to listen to adults’ stories any more when Baines is suspected of murdering his wife and no-one will listen to Philippe’s vital information.
Ralph Richardson, Sonia Dresdel, Denis O'Dea, Walter Fitzgerald, Joan Young, Gerard Heinz, James Hayter, Bernard Lee, Michèle Morgan, Bobby Henrey, Jack Hawkins, Dandy Nichols, Karel Stepanek, Torin Thatcher, Geoffrey Keen,