Tag: Carol Reed

Kipps | 1941 | Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard,

At the turn of the 20th Century, HG Wells turned from writing futuristic sci-fi to more down to earth accounts of British society. In Kipps, he draws on his own experiences of Britain’s class-ridden social structure to provide an entertaining...

The Running Man | 1963 | Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick,

Not one of Carol Reed’s better thrillers, but still done with consummate technical skill. It’s all about an insurance fraud. Laurence Harvey fakes his death in a plane crash at sea, and then makes his way to Malaga, where he’s...

The Fallen Idol | 1948 | Jack Hawkins, Ralph Richardson

Adapted from the Graham Greene story ‘The Basement Room’, Carol Reed’s film brilliantly captures a child’s point of view. A diplomat’s son Phillippe (Bobby Henrey) finds it hard to understand the adult world he observes...

Our Man in Havana | 1959 | Alec Guinness, Burl Ives,

Having found so much success with his adaptations of Graham Greene novels The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949), Carol Reed revisited the author’s oeuvre with this fabulous satirical spy story. Ex-pat vacuum salesman Jim Wormold...

The Way Ahead | 1944 | David Niven, Stanley Holloway

Director Carol Reed applies a semi-documentary style to this hugely entertaining World War II drama, set between 1939 and the African campaign of 1943. Eight British civilians from all walks of life are enlisted, and ultimately bond as a military...

Odd Man Out | 1947 | James Mason, Robert Newton

A classic drama with James Mason playing an IRA leader who is wounded during a holdup. Desperately trying to escape the police, Mason encounters people who variously help him, refuse him help, or try to betray him. Magnificent photography by Robert...

Bank Holiday | 1938 | John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood

Insubstantial but amusing ensemble piece following the adventures of a bunch of characters stranded in Brighton on a bank holiday. Well-crafted and featuring a host of character actors, many of whom would go on to greater things (especially...

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