Odd Man Out (1947) is about to air on TCM this week — which means it’s our Movie of the Moment. We’re big fans of James Mason and Carol Reed here at Retro Gazing. We think Odd Man Out is one of the best movies of all time, so we’re happy TCM will be airing it soon!
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Movie of the Moment: Odd Man Out (1947)
Genre: Film Noir / Crime / Drama
Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Kathleen Ryan
Directed by: Carol Reed
In Odd Man Out, James Mason plays a leader of the IRA who is recently out of prison when the movie begins. He and his friends decide to steal money from a bank — a “fundraising” activity. However, things quickly spiral out of control when their robbery leads to shots fired — and Mason’s leader ends up shot, wounded, and separated from the rest.
Throughout this tense thriller, we follow Mason and his colleagues, now separated, as they try to hide from the police. A wounded Mason shines in this film noir, even though he barely has any dialogue throughout most of the film.
Odd Man Out is truly one of the best film noirs, one of the best James Mason movies, and one of the best Carol Reed movies. It’s simply fantastic — and incredibly tense to watch! Therefore, it’s our Movie of the Moment!
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You can catch Odd Man Out on TCM this week on November 25th at 1:45 am EST. This is one movie you will not want to miss out on!
If you do miss TCM’s airing, don’t worry. You can currently watch this 1947 film noir on both Criterion Channel and HBO Max, if you’re a subscriber to these platforms! Odd Man Out is also a part of the Criterion Collection (spine #754), if you’re looking for a physical copy of the film!
Comment below your own thoughts on this great film! Do you love this film as much as we do? What’s your favorite James Mason or Carol Reed movie? Hit the comments below with all your thoughts and opinions! I’d love to hear what you think!
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