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The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Year: 1958

Genres: Drama,Romance,Thriller,War

Countries: USA

Votes: 580

Rating: 6.8

Cast: An Tu; Anderson Clinton; BrŠ¹hat Georges; Cabot Bruce; Chau Vo Doan; Cuong C. Long; Dauphin Claude; Le Le Van; Long Nguyen; Loo Richard; Murphy Audie; Quynh Le; Redgrave Michael; Sadoff Fred; Trent Peter; Kerima; Moll Giorgia; Moser Sonia; Tani Yoko; Mankiewicz Joseph L.; Noan Vinh; Waszynski Michal; Greene Graham; Krasker Robert; Nascimbene Mario; Hornbeck William; Schreyeck Elaine

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Storyline: In this adaptation of Graham Greene’s prophetic novel about U.S. foreign policy failure in pre-war Indochina, Audie Murphy plays an innocent Young American opposite the older, cynical Brit Michael Redgrave. They play out their widely different views on the prospects stuggle for the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people in their competition over a young woman. Murphy wants to reform her and make her a typical middle class American housewife; Redgrave accepts her inability to formulate or retain a political ideal and while promising her no real future, he objects to Murphy’s attempts to change her. It’s not clear whether Murphy is just what he appears – a bungling Yankee do-gooder – or a deliberate agent of U.S. covert operations, but he ends up an expendable pawn in the end.

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