About

Phillipe, the son of an ambassador in London, idolizes Baines, his father's butler, a kind of hero in the eyes of the child, whose perception changes when he accidentally discovers the secret that Baines keeps and witnesses the consequences that adults' lies can cause.

7.8
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Directed by

Carol Reed

Written by

Graham Greene (Writer)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The suspense is almost unbearable…

Cast

Keywords

zoo suspicion child butler witness embassy adult child friendship

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director Carol Reed

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Graham Greene