The Quiet American (1958)

Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Main cast
Audie Murphy; Michael Redgrave; Claude Dauphin; Giorgia Moll; Yoko Tani

Genres
Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Description
Cynical British journalist Fowler (Michael Redgrave) falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official (Audie Murphy) also begins vying for the girl’s attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's drama paints a rosier picture of U.S. involvement in French Indochina than Graham Greene’s provocative 1955 novel.


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