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Quiet American [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Bruce Cabot
  • Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Graham Greene
  • Producers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Michal Waszynski, Vinh Noan
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: 19 April 2005
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00079ZAD6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,150 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Charles R. Day on 23 May 2010
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The Films of Audie MurphyI recently purchased both this 1958 original and the 2002 remake, and watched them both in the same day. Whilst the latter, which is in colour, obviously commanded a bigger budget, it is markedly inferior to the original version. Michael Redgrave is superb and Audie Murphy gives his best ever performance - his so called 'wooden' acting being ideally suited to the role.

But the main reason for preferring this version is the script by its director Joseph Mankiewicz. The film is based on a Graham Greene novel and should therefore provide, to say the least, food for thought. I understand Greene rejected this version because the American was painted in too sympathetic a light, but that does not alter the fact that the script is riveting from beginning to end, placing the whole story in a moral context of American versus Old World values that the remake does not address in the same meaningful way.

This film was a revelation to me and I urge anyone interested in American involvement in world affairs in the 20th century to see it.
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To my delight "World of Books" supplied, at little cost, a used but pristine copy of this intriguing thought provoking classic novel (come documentary) that fits as well in today's world as it did in the post WWII days of French Indochina.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barry Boyce on 30 Jan 2013
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I bought this DVD as part of a group exercise to review the transition of various novels into film. Overall, the film doesn't match the later version starring Michael Caine as a British journalist in early-1950's Vietnam. However, the earlier version impressed me immensely because of the performances of journalist Michael Redgrave and, to my surprise, Audie Murphy as the young American.
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