Odd Man Out

The Criterion Collection

Odd Man Out

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Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong. Injured and hunted by the police, he seeks refuge throughout the city, while the woman he loves (Kathleen Ryan) searches for him among the shadows. Reed and cinematographer Robert Krasker (who would collaborate again on The Third Man) create images of stunning depth for this fierce, spiritual depiction of a man’s ultimate confrontation with himself.

FILM INFO

  • United Kingdom
  • 1947
  • 116 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #754

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with British cinema scholar John Hill, author of Cinema and Northern Ireland: Film, Culture and Politics
  • Postwar Poetry, a new short documentary about the film
  • New interview with music scholar Jeff Smith about composer William Alwyn and his score
  • Home, James, a 1972 documentary featuring actor James Mason revisiting his hometown
  • Radio adaptation of the film from 1952, starring Mason and Dan O’Herlihy
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

New cover by Eric Skillman