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Uniform Title Odd man out (Motion picture : 1947)
Title Odd man out [videorecording] / J. Arthur Rank presents a Two Cities film ; F. Del Giudice in charge of production ; Carol Reed's production ; screen play by F.L. Green and R.C. Sherriff ; produced and directed by Carol Reed.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


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Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages)
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
Series The Criterion collection ; 754
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 754.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) presentation; mono.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick, William Hartnell, Fay Compton, Denis O'Dea, W.G. Fay, Maureen Delaney, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Robert Beatty, Dan O'Herlihy, Kitty Kirwan, Beryl Measor, Roy Irving, Joseph Tomelty, Arthur Hambling, Ann Clery, Maura Milligan, Maureen Cusack, Eddie Byrne, Kathleen Ryan.
Credits Director of photography, Robert Krasker ; production decor, Roger Furse ; art director, Ralph Brinton ; editor, Fergus McDonell ; music composed by William Alwyn ; conducted by Muir Mathieson ; played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Note Based on the novel by F.L. Green.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed's psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as Johnny McQueen, 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.
Note Special features: Template for the troubles: John Hill on Odd man out (new interview with British cinema scholar John Hill about the film and its depiction of Northern Ireland); Postwar poetry: Carol Reed and Odd man out (a new short documentary about the film, archival material and interviews with filmmakers, director Carol Reed's collaborators, and critics); Home, James (1972 documentary featuring actor James Mason revisiting his hometown of Huddersfield, England); Collaborative composition: scoring Odd man out (interview with music scholar Jeff Smith about composer William Alwyn and his unusual score); Suspense, episode 460 (radio adaptation of the film, originally broadcast on February 11, 1952, starring Mason and Dan O'Herlihy, produced and directed by Elliott Lewis). Insert includes an essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith.
Contents Disc one. Odd man out (feature film) -- Disc two. [Special features].
Subject Fugitives from justice -- Drama.
Critically ill -- Drama.
Irish Republican Army -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Robbery -- Drama.
Northern Ireland -- Drama.
Genre/Form Crime films.
Film noir.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Reed, Carol, 1906-1976, film director, film producer.
Rank, J. Arthur, 1888-1972, presenter.
Del Giudice, F. (Filippo), 1892-1963, production manager.
Green, F. L. (Frederick Lawrence), 1902-1953, screenwriter.
Sherriff, R. C. (Robert Cedric), 1896-1975, screenwriter.
Mason, James, 1909-1984, actor.
Newton, Robert, 1905-1956, actor.
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993, actor.
McCormick, F. J., approximately 1890-1947, actor.
Hartnell, William, 1908-1975, actor.
Compton, Fay, 1894-1978, actor.
O'Dea, Denis, 1905-1978, actor.
Fay, W. G. (William George), 1872-1947, actor.
Delaney, Maureen, 1888-1961, actor.
Brook-Jones, Elwyn, 1911-1962, actor.
Beatty, Robert, 1909-1992, actor.
O'Herlihy, Dan, 1919-2005, actor.
Kirwan, Kitty, actor.
Measor, Beryl, actor.
Irving, Roy, 1911-1996, actor.
Tomelty, Joseph, 1910-1995, actor.
Hambling, Arthur, 1888-1952, actor.
Clery, Ann, actor.
Milligan, Maura, actor.
Cusack, Maureen, 1920-1977, actor.
Byrne, Eddie, 1911-1981, actor.
Ryan, Kathleen, 1922-1985, actor.
Krasker, Robert, director of photography.
Furse, Roger, production designer.
Brinton, Ralph, art director.
McDonell, Fergus, 1910-1984, film editor.
Alwyn, William, 1905-1985, composer (expression)
Mathieson, Muir, conductor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Green, F. L. (Frederick Lawrence), 1902-1953. Odd man out
Smith, Imogen Sara, writer of supplementary textual content.
London Symphony Orchestra, performer.
Two Cities Films, production company.
Janus Films, film distributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Home, James.
ISBN 9781604659771
Standard No. 715515144018
Music No. CC2469DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2469D The Criterion Collection
CC2469D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2469D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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