ODD MAN OUT

Drama | English| 116 minutes

Info

In Belfast, Irish nationalist Johnny McQueen and fellow rebels, Nolan and Murphy, carry out a robbery to fund their organization. The robbery goes wrong as a guard is killed and Johnny is shot in the shoulder. As they escape, Johnny falls out of the getaway car as the car speeds away. A wounded Johnny must  find ways to elude the pursuing police. Kathleen Sullivan, who is in love with Johnny, arranges his escape by booking passage on a ship.  But the police are closing in. It’s understandably problematic; despite Kathleen’s help will Johnny avoid danger and reach safety?

Cast
James Mason (Johnny McQueen)  / Kathleen Ryan (Kathleen Sullivan) / Dan O’Herlihy (Nolan) / Roy Irving (Murphy
Why Stream This Film?
Gore Vidal called Odd Man Out a “near-perfect film and screenwriter R.C. Sherriff one of the few true film auteurs.”
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
Accolades
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best British Film
  • National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
  • Odd Man Out received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score
Incredibly suspenseful tale of Irish rebel leader hunted by police after a daring robbery. Watch this one.
Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

The creative combination of James Mason, popular British star, and Carol Reed, the brilliant director, is sure to attract wide attention. ODD MAN OUT is a picture to see.
Bosley Crowther

The New York Times

The sumptuous film, based on Cuarón’s own childhood, reverberates not only with innocence but with the awful intuition of its collapse.
Anthony Lane

The New Yorker

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