New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

ODD MAN OUT

April 9, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(United Kingdom, 1947, 116 minutes, b&w, 16 mm)
Directed by Carol Reed
Starring James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack

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Set in Northern Ireland, ODD MAN OUT was controversial when originally released. The combination of expressionist artistry by director Reed and strong performances result in a film of enduring power some fifty years later. James Mason plays Johnny McQueen, an IRA officer wounded during a botched raid, who becomes the focus of a large scale man-hunt. Mason considered this his best film role.

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