Odd Man Out Overview:

Odd Man Out (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Carol Reed and produced by Carol Reed, Herbert Smith and Phil C. Samuel.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingFergus McDonellNominated
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James Mason is the “Odd Man Out”

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 27, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

James Mason is the “Odd Man Out” Odd Man Out (1947) is a British film directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason and Robert Newton. The film made Mason an international film star and elevated Reed to the ranks of the top directors of the day.Johnny McQueen (Mason) is a member o... Read full article


YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 25: Odd Man Out (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

I?d heard about today?s YouTube pick for years, but I never had any real interest in seeing it. Once I finally decided to check it out, I was blown away. Odd Man Out (1947) stars James Mason, but he may be the only performer in the film that you?ve ever heard of. But, believe me, it won?t matter one... Read full article


Odd Man Out (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 11, 2017 From 4 Star Films

In my profession, there is neither good nor bad. There is innocence and guilt. That’s all. ~ Denis O’Dea as the Police Inspector What Carol Reed did so impeccably with The Third Man and here in Odd Man Out is developing a very specific atmosphere. He made the worlds of Vienna and in this... Read full article


Odd Man Out (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 11, 2017 From 4 Star Films

In my profession, there is neither good nor bad. There is innocence and guilt. That’s all. ~ Denis O’Dea as the Police Inspector What Carol Reed did so impeccably with The Third Man and here in Odd Man Out is developing a very specific atmosphere. He made the worlds of Vienna and in this... Read full article


Irish Film Studies: Odd Man Out

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 29, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

This semester, I?m attending a course on Irish cinema. Each week, we are expected to write a blog-like journal about the film we watched in class and/or our class discussion about the film. I?ve decided to include those entries to my blog, so it would be more agreeable to read than a Word document. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Inspector: In my profession there is neither good nor bad. There is innocence and guilt. That's all.


Lukey: [about painting a portrait of the wounded Johnny McQueen] There's something to be said about him before he dies.
Tober: And about all of us.
Lukey: I understand what I see in him.
Tober: What is it?
Lukey: It's the truth about us all.
Tober: Is that all?
Lukey: He's doomed.
Tober: So are we all.


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Facts about

Eddie Byrne plays two parts on opposing sides of IRA/British conflict. Irish audiences would recognize the actor behind the beard and assume a sub-plot.
James Mason called this his best performance of his career, and his favourite Carol Reed film.
Is referenced to several times in the Harold Pinter play, "Old Times"(1971).
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