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James Mason

Author: J Arthur RankJames MasonMichael WilsonJoseph L MankiewiczOtto LangAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Optimum Releasing, ©2007.
Series: Screen icons
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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5 fingers: "Based on a true story, 5 Fingers stars James Mason as a man known to his superiors only as Cicero. Ostensibly the valet of the British ambassador to Ankara during World War II, Cicero is actually a Nazi agent. He holds no particular political viewpoint: the Nazis offered the best price, so for the time being he is loyal to them. Falling in love with the beautiful Danielle Darrieux, Cicero uses her home
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Genre/Form: Period films
British films
Feature films
Spy films
Military films
Comedy films
Detective and mystery films
Drama
Named Person: James Mason
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: J Arthur Rank; James Mason; Michael Wilson; Joseph L Mankiewicz; Otto Lang; L C Moyzisch; Harry Kurnitz; Carol Reed; Walter Ebert; Leslie Arliss; Margaret Kennedy; Edward Black; Eleanor Smith; F L Green; R C Sherriff; Basil Dearden; Roger MacDougall; Michael Balcon; Danielle Darrieux; Michael Rennie; Claire Bloom; Hildegard Knef; Margaret Lockwood; Phyllis Calvert; Robert Newton; Kathleen Ryan; Tommy Trinder; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Optimum Releasing (Firm); Granada Ventures.; Studio Canal.; London Films.; British Lion Films.; Gainsborough Studios.; Two Cities Films.; Ealing Studios.
OCLC Number: 316062807
Language Note: All discs: English.
Credits: 5 fingers: director of photography, Norbert F. Brodin ; editor, James B. Clark ; music score, Bernard Herrman.
Man between: director of photography, Desmond Dickinson ; editor, A.S. Bates; music score, John Addison.
Man in grey: director of photography, Arthur Crabtree ; editor, R.E. Dearing ; music, Louis Levy.
Odd man out: director of photography, Robert Krasker ; editor, Fergus McDonell ; music score, William Alwyn.
Bells go down: director of photography, Ernest Palmer ; editor, Mary Habberfield ; music score, Roy Douglas.
Performer(s): 5 fingers: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie.
Man between: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegarde Neff.
Man in grey: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert.
Odd man out: James Mason, Kathleen Ryan, Robert Newton.
Bells go down: Tommy Trinder, James Mason.
Description: 5 videodiscs (508 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: All discs: DVD ; mono ; PAL ; region 2.; 5 fingers, Man in grey, Odd man out, and Bells go down: full frame (1.33:1) format ; Man between: widescreen (1.66:1) format.
Contents: 5 fingers (originally produced as a motion picture in 1952) (103 min.) Twientieth Century Fox ; written by Michael Wilson ; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; produced by Otto Lange ; based on a novel by L.C. Moyzisch --
The man between (originally produced as a motion picture in 1953) (96 min.) London Films ; written by Harry Kurnitz ; produced and directed by Carol Reed ; based on an orginal story by Walter Ebert --
The man in grey (originally produced as a motion picture in 1943) (112 min.) Gainsborough Pictures ; written by Leslie Arliss and Margaret Kennedy ; directed by Leslie Arliss ; produced by Edward Black ; based on a novel by Eleanor Smith --
Odd man out (originally produced as a motion picture in 1947) (110 min.) J. Arthur Rank Films presents a Two Cities Films Production ; written by F.L. Green and R.C. Sherriff ; produced and directed by Carol Reed ; based on a novel by F.L. Green --
The bells go down (originally produced as a motion picture in 1943) (85 min.) Ealing Studios ; written by Roger McDougall ; directed by Basil Deardon ; produced by Michael Bacon.
Series Title: Screen icons
Other Titles: Man in grey (Motion picture)
5 fingers (Motion picture)
Man between (Motion picture)
Odd man out (Motion picture : 1947)
Bells go down (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Optimum Classic, as part of Optimum Releasing, Granada Ventures, and Studio Canal.

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5 fingers: "Based on a true story, 5 Fingers stars James Mason as a man known to his superiors only as Cicero. Ostensibly the valet of the British ambassador to Ankara during World War II, Cicero is actually a Nazi agent. He holds no particular political viewpoint: the Nazis offered the best price, so for the time being he is loyal to them. Falling in love with the beautiful Danielle Darrieux, Cicero uses her home as a contact point to meet his German associates. At great personal risk, Cicero secures secret British war files and smuggles them to the Germans; they find the information in the files too far-fetched to be taken seriously--and thus are caught unawares on the morning of the D-Day invasion. An ironic coda finds Cicero, setting himself up in luxury in Rio de Janeiro, double-crossed by both Darrieux and the Germans. What else can he do but laugh uproariously? 5 Fingers, based on the memoirs of the real-life "Cicero" L.C. Moyzisch, was adapted into a 1959 TV series, wherein the antihero was converted into a 100% good guy."--Www.allmovie.com.

Man between: "The story of East Berliner Ivo Kern who rescues Susanne Mallison, a British woman trapped in the Soviet Zone. Despite great danger to himself, Kern takes it upon himself to escort Mallison back to her family in West Berlin. After a daring dash through the countryside, the seeming impossible is achieved--but only through a conspicuous act of self sacrifice."--Www.allmovie.com.

Man in grey: "A set of flashbacks to 19th century London provide the action in this British wartime film, in which a wealthy girl becomes friends with a young waif while at school. The waif later becomes a governess for the girl, but betrays their relationship by having an affair with her friend's husband."--Www.allmovie.com.

Odd man out: "I.R.A. operative Johnny McQueen. Breaking out of jail, Johnny takes it on the lam, but idealism forces him out of hiding in order to raise money for the I.R.A. cause he believes in so strongly. He decides to rob a bank, but the hold-up goes bad and Johnny is seriously wounded by the police. Staggering through the streets of Belfast, Johnny meets a succession of people who either want to help him or turn him over to the authorities. Johnny finally stumbles into a pub, where he is taken in by a homosexual artist who wants Johnny to pose for him in order to capture the desperation in his eyes. Johnny breaks free from the artist and tries to make his way to the waterfront in a final effort to escape ... but the police are slowly closing in."--Www.allmovie.com.

Bells go down: "This is a dramatization of London firefighter efforts during the 1940 blitz."--Www.allmovie.com.

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