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Carol Reed (I) (1906–1976)


Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Third Man Director
(1949)
Oliver! Director
(1968)
The Fallen Idol Director
(1948)
Trapeze Director
(1956)

Filmography

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 1970 Flap
 1968 Oliver!
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (some scenes, uncredited)
 1958 The Key
 1956 Trapeze
 1949 The Third Man
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1945 The True Glory (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 The Way Ahead
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
 1941 A Letter from Home (Short)
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 Bank Holiday
 1935 It Happened in Paris (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

stage: spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Carol Reed

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

All I believe the director can do is to approach his subject with a meticulously prepared list of scenes to be shot with their general description and the dialogue entailed in each, and an absolutely clear idea of the effect he wants to achieve. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Narrrow, dark spaces: laneways and tunnels (The Third Man (1949) and Odd Man Out (1947)) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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