Cinema: New Picture, Mar. 3, 1947

Odd Man Out (Two Cities; Universal-International), a rare attempt to use the screen for poetic tragedy, is the story of the last eight hours in the life of an Irish revolutionist named Johnny McQueen (James Mason). Robbing a Belfast factory for party funds, Johnny unwittingly kills a man and is himself gravely wounded. In confusion and terror, his comrades abandon him. By nightfall one of the most extensive man hunts in movie history is in full swing. So is an elaborate screen allegory.

The fatally wounded fugitive hero, at large in the gnashing city like...

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