Odd Man Out on the BBC

One film worth setting your video for if you have to go back to work on Wednesday is Carol Reed’s screen adaption of FL Green’s gripping thriller Odd Man Out set in 1940’s Belfast. It’s remembered in Belfast mostly by the still from the film displayed in the Crown Bar with James Mason pictured centre screen in a studio mock up of that famous Belfast landmark. But if the film is half as good as the book it will be a powerful evocation of a Belfast now long gone.The critical success of the film is said to have propelled James Mason towards his Hollywood success. But there are also appearances from Joseph Tomelty and a young Cyril Cusack.

For those of you who do get to see it, let us have your thoughts here!