Fifth about The Seventh

Odd Man Out (1947)

Odd Man OutOdd Man Out: Carol Reed’s noir is nothing if not beautifully shot. Cinematographer Robert Krasker’s images are wonderfully lit and meticulously framed. But it is that and more: the plot is simple, but the highly symbolic approach (which is accentuated by the cinematography and Fergus McDonell’s editing) and the large gallery of characters make this a satisfying journey; not thrilling in the traditional sense, but very emotional nevertheless. The large cast is interesting to watch, James Mason front and center.


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