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A young boy wrongly believes that a servant he admires is guilty of murdering his wife. Unwittingly, the child influences the police investigation of the crime so that the servant becomes the prime suspect. Richardson as the accused and Henrey as the boy are notable. Screenplay adapted by Greene from his short story, "The Basement Room."

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Available on Running time 92 minutes. Originally from British.

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Books to Film: Graham Greene, Childhood Visions, The Help: Male
Graham Greene, Lesley Storm, William Templeton
Ralph Richardson, Bobby Henrey, Michele Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Jack Hawkins, Bernard Lee, Denis O'Dea, Dora Bryan, Walter Fitzgerald, Karel Stepanek, Geoffrey Keen, James Hayter, Dandy Nichols, George Woodbridge, John Ruddock, Joan Young, Gerard Heinz
Georges Perinal
Carol Reed
Selznick Pictures


British Acad. 1948: Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1949: Actor (Richardson); N.Y. Film Critics 1949: Director (Reed).

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