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Odd Man Out (1947) Poster

(1947)

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James Mason called this his best performance of his career, and his favourite Carol Reed film.
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First British film to win the BAFTA award for Best British Film after the event was established in 1948. (see also The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)).
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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.
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Before James Mason got this lead role, it was offered to Stewart Granger who turned it down.
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The gang of street urchins in the film were played by children from the St. Patrick's Boys Home in Belfast.
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The Crown Bar in the center of Belfast has long been associated with the movie, although in fact, contrary to popular opinion, it was not actually used in the filming. Instead a copy was made on set in England. It shows all the familiar ornate features of the real thing, but was more spacious and laid out in a different way.
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The first film of 'Joesph Tomelty'.
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The framed print hanging on the wall in Father Tom's foyer, just off the vestry is entitled Ecce Homo by Rembrandt van Rijn. Father Tom must have been quite an art lover. Above his fireplace hung a print of The Angel's Head from the (London, National Gallery) Virgin of the Rocks, painted 1506-08, by Leonardo da Vinci, not to be confused with (Louvre) Virgin of the Rocks, painted 1482-03, also by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Is referenced to several times in the Harold Pinter play, "Old Times"(1971).
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