spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier
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Sir Carol Reed
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on moving from being an assistant director to director] "I was indefinite and indecisive. I thought I had picked up a lot about cutting and camera angles, but now, when I had to make all the decisions myself and was not just mentally approving or criticising what somebody else decided, I was pretty well lost. Fortunately I realised that this was the only way to learn - by making mistakes."
Quit after several months as director of Mutiny on the Bounty
(1962) because he found he was unable to handle Marlon Brando
's ego. He was unaware that the studio had given Brando control of the picture.
Children figure significantly in his films (The Fallen Idol (1948) told through a child's point of view, Boy with ball in The Third Man (1949), protagonists in Oliver!
(1968) are children; children are everywhere & see everything in Odd Man Out