United Kingdom, 1948
Director: Carol Reed
Producer: Carol Reed
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Bobby Henrey
Screenwriter: Graham Greene
Based on the short story "The Basement Room" by Graham Greene
Cinematography: Georges Périnal
Music: William Alwyn
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: English
Running Time: 95 minutes

Phillipe (Bobby Henrey), the young son of an ambassador in London, idolizes his only friend, the household butler Baines (Ralph Richardson). When Baines’ wife dies, the police suspect Baines of foul play and Phillipe tries to protect the man.

Awards and Nominations:
Best British Film (BAFTA Awards, 1948)
Best Director (New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1949)
Best Screenplay (Venice Film Festival, 1948)
Golden Lion nomination (Venice Film Festival, 1948)
Best Actor - Ralph Richardson (National Board of Review Awards, 1949)
Best Screenplay (National Board of Review, 1949)
Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations (Academy Awards, 1950)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Both unexpected and
exceptionally gripping."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Stands as one of the great films about looking, about perspective, about the way we watch and interpret not just film plots but each other."
— Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

— Matt Prigge, Metro

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