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Year
1948
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Carol Reed
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
5,230
Checks
1,672
Favs
172
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    Policeman: "Does your father work at the embassy?"
    Philippe: "No. He's ambassador."
    Rose (the prostitute): "Oh! I know your daddy!"

    Brilliant!!! :)
    9 years 9 months ago
  2. MrE2Me's avatar

    MrE2Me

    Absolutely brilliant little film. I can't think of a single thing I'd change in it. Director Reed makes the most out of the slightest details and mixes dread with humor with a skill that rivals Hitchcock's. The bewildering sensations of childhood have never been so honestly and accurately portrayed. After loving this and The Third Man, I'm making it a mission to watch more of Reed's work. 10 years 7 months ago
  3. Shazaaaam's avatar

    Shazaaaam

    Wow, amazing film. I can't believe this isn't on more lists. The child actor is fantastic, and his confusion poignant and engaging. And lots of great Hitchcockian suspense. 10 years 4 months ago
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In 7 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #48 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  2. This movie ranks #241 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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    241
  3. This movie ranks #309 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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    309
  4. This movie ranks #360 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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    360
  5. This movie ranks #379 in The Criterion Collection
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  6. This movie ranks #411 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  7. This movie ranks #545 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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    545
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