Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Directed by Carol Reed • 1947 • United Kingdom

Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as 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 (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows. Reed and cinematographer Robert Krasker (who would collaborate again on THE THIRD MAN) create images of stunning depth for this fierce, spiritual depiction of a man's ultimate confrontation with himself.

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Odd Man Out
  • Odd Man Out

    Directed by Carol Reed • 1947 • United Kingdom

    Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks...

Extras

  • Template for the Troubles: John Hill on ODD MAN OUT

    In this interview, conducted in 2014, cinema scholar John Hill, author of “Cinema and Northern Ireland: Film, Culture and Politics,” delves into ODD MAN OUT and its depiction of Northern Ireland.

  • Postwar Poetry

    Made in 2014 by White Dolphin Films, this documentary provides a look at ODD MAN OUT through archival material and interviews with filmmakers, director Carol Reed’s collaborators, and critics.

  • Collaborative Composition

    In this interview, conducted in 2014, film music scholar Jeff Smith, author of “The Sounds of Commerce,” analyzes William Alwyn’s unusual score for ODD MAN OUT.

  • “Suspense”: Episode 460

    This radio adaptation of ODD MAN OUT stars actors James Mason, Pamela Kellino, and Dan O’Herlihy and was originally broadcast on February 11, 1952. It was produced and directed by Elliot Lewis.