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DVD

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  • CENTRAL: Audiovisual Collection
  • OSHTEMO: Audiovisual Collection
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Odd man out

Call Number

  • DVD MYSTERY/THRILLER (CEN, OSH)

Edition

Two-DVD special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan, Cyril Cusack, William Hartnell, Robert Beatty, Dan O'Herlihy.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (116 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (unpaged : illustrations ; 19 cm)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, follows a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves searches for him among the shadows.

Notes

Title from container.

Based on the novel by F.L. Green.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.

Special features: New high-definition digital restoration ; new interview with British cinema scholar John Hill, author of Cinema and Northern Ireland: film, culture and politics ; Postwar poetry, a new short documentary about the film ; new interview with music scholar Jeff Smith about composer William Alwyn and his score ; Home, James, a 1972 documentary featuring actor James Mason revisiting his hometown ; radio adaptation of the film from 1952, starring Mason and Dan O'Herlihy.

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