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Carol Reed

Odd Man Out

116' - 1947 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Carol Reed With: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack
Carol Reed established himself as a master director with this haunting, lyrical masterpiece about a doomed fugitive. In one of the greatest performances of his illustrious career, James Mason plays Johnny McQueen, an IRA leader who breaks out of jail and then plans a payroll holdup of a mill in Belfast, to fund his underground operations. Although McQueen abhors violence, he uses his gun during the holdup and accidentally kills a man and is himself critically wounded. The driver of the escape car panics and leaves him to stumble away from the robbery. From that point on, McQueen descends into a nightmare as he becomes more and more delirious from his wound. (CineBooks' Motion Picture Guide)

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Carol Reed


James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack


F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff


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