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Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 April 1947 (USA)
A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny McQueen
... Lukey
... Pat
F.J. McCormick ... Shell
... Fencie
... Rosie
... Inspector
W.G. Fay ... Father Tom
Maureen Delaney ... Theresa O'Brien
Elwyn Brook-Jones ... Tober
... Dennis
... Nolan
Kitty Kirwan ... Grannie
Beryl Measor ... Maudie
Roy Irving ... Murphy
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Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-up, things go sour: Johnny is wounded, cannot make it back to the hideout, and disappears in the back-alleys of Belfast. Immediately, a large-scale man-hunt is launched, and the city is tightly covered by the constabulary, whose chief is intent on capturing Johnny and the other members of the gang. Kathleen sets out in search of Johnny. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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An adventure in unbearable suspense !


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23 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Gang War  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of veteran Irish stage actor, F.J. McCormick. He died of a brain tumor shortly after the film's release. See more »

Goofs

Whilst Johnny is on the lam, there is a continual and heavy downpour. However, at the same time as Kathleen is looking for him, there is no rain at all. See more »

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Inspector: In my profession there is neither good nor bad. There is innocence and guilt. That's all.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This story is told against a background of political unrest in a city of Northern Ireland.

It is not concerned with the struggle between the law and an illegal organisation, but only with the conflict in the hearts of the people when they become unexpectedly involved. See more »

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Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
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Music by Franz Schubert
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One of the best movies ever made
23 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is the film that brought James Mason to the attention of Hollywood. His Bravura performance as a wounded IRA leader hunted by the police, & various others for good & evil purposes Is of award caliber. Carol Reed`s direction is further proof a what a master director should be, This was one of the best movies of 1947 & I think it is one of the best movies of all time. The Oscar went to Gentlemans Agreement in 1947 a good film but does not compare to this or Great Expectations, also a 1947 release.


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