The Quiet American
The Quiet American (1958)

In this film, Audie Murphy plays an enigmatic American who comes to Saigon. When the American meets an embittered journalist and falls for his Indochinese girlfriend, the reporter retaliates by telling the communists that the American GI is… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 8, 1958
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Mankiewicz (who also wrote the adapted screenplay) does a fine job balancing romance, intrigue and war.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Quiet American is loosely adapted from Graham Greene's penetrating 1956 book about the Indo-China War.

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jay nixon
Adequate version of Greene's story no more. Redgrave is good though.
Jim Hunter
An American steals a cynical British reporter's Vietnamese girlfriend against the backdrop of international intrigue during the French occupation of… More