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Rated NR · 95 minutes · 2006

Drama, Suspense/Thriller
A diplomat’s eight-year-old son named Phil (Bobby Henrey), left in the care of Baines the family butler (Ralph Richardson) while his parents are away, sees and hears things he doesn’t always understand, and director Carol Reed — working off a script by Graham Greene, with additional dialogue by Lesley Storm and William Templeton — depicts young Phil’s increasingly stressful emotional state with magnificent empathy, in one of the movies’ very best child’s-eye-view melodramas. The setting, a foreign embassy mansion in London’s Chelsea, is as much an actor as the wonderful Richardson and one-off juvenile protagonist Henrey, with Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Jack Hawkins, and Denis O’Dea in ideal support. This is the first collaboration of Reed and Greene, whose next film was to be the immortal The Third Man. Highly recommended (95 min.).
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene, Lesley Storm and William Templeton
Producer: Carol Reed
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey, Denis O'Dea, Jack Hawkins, Walter Fitzgerald, Dandy Nichols, Joan Young and Karel Stepanek

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