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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
James Mason
Robert Newton
Kathleen Ryan
Robert Beatty
Directors
Carol Reed
Screenwriters
FL Green
R C Sherriff
Running Time
116 minutes

Odd Man Out
James Mason plays a leader of an outlawed Irish political group wanders the streets, hallucinating through blood loss after being wounded


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Plot
Six months after escaping from a Northern Irish prison, Johnny McQueen (James Mason) kills a man and is himself fatally wounded when a robbery to raise funds for The Organisation misfires and he spends the next eight hours evading capture and drawing closer to death.


Verdict
Suspense gives way to metaphor in a stark thriller that hints at the work to come from master Carol Reed.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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