The Quiet American
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The Quiet American
The Quiet American was the first major American-financed film to touch upon the powder-keg situation in Vietnam (still referred to as Indochina in 1958). Audie Murphy plays an enigmatic American who comes to Saigon, ostensibly on an economic mission. He meets an embittered journalist (Michael Redgrave) who is living with an Indochinese girl (Giorgia Moll). The American falls for the girl and promises to marry her. In retaliation, the reporter tells the communists that the American GI's economist stance is a cover, and that he is actually selling munitions to non-communist troops. Graham… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mankiewicz (who also wrote the adapted screenplay) does a fine job balancing romance, intrigue and war."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"One of Mankiewicz's weaker films, a verbose, disappointingly sanitized version of Graham Greene's cynical novel about American involvement in Indo-China, with mediocre turns by Murphy and Redgrave."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The Quiet American is loosely adapted from Graham Greene's penetrating 1956 book about the Indo-China War."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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