directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
USA 19


  A love triangle brews amidst a growing political tempest in this "brilliantly intellectual" (Los Angeles Times) film in which nothing is quite as it seems. Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Graham Greene, Academy AwardŽ-winning* writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's screenplay "delivers dialogue that not only sparkles but bites deep with the irony of truth" (Citizen-News). In 1952, Saigon is caught between the corrupt colonial powers and the Communist uprising. An idealistic young American (Audie Murphy) champions a shadowy Third Force, but cynical British journalist Thomas Fowler (Michael Redgrave) is concerned only with the American's interest in his mistress. When jealousy forces Fowler to take sides at last, the personal and political consequences are devastating.


Theatrical Release: February 5th, 1958

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Distribution MGM - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 2:01:44
Video 1.62:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.59 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None

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Studio: MGM Home Video

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Original aspect Ratio 1.62:1

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DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

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MGM put out some very poor DVDs.... and this is no exception. Non-progressive (rife with combing), non-anamorphic, yellow subtitles , no extras and to be frank - a pretty mediocre film. We don't recommend purchasing at all and lets start to consider a boycott of this studio's DVDs. Really.  

Gary W. Tooze


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