The Quiet American Movies & Media Adaptations

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The Quiet Man was adapted to the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1957. The movie starred, appropriately, Audie Murphy, as the American, and Michael Redgrave as Fowler. The film follows the novel at first, but then departs, making the movie less anti-American: as the New York Times review expressed it, "It is evident that Joseph L. Mankiewicz has a better opinion of the title character in Graham Green's The Quiet American than the British novelist had." The film also suffers from too much dialogue and too little action: the review in Variety charged that "Joseph L. Mankiewicz has allowed himself the luxury of turning the screen into a debating society." The result, Variety goes on to say, "is intellectually rewarding and dramatically tiresome."

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