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The Gentle Gunman

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Director  Basil Dearden
Producer  Michael Relph
Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Cinematography  Gordon Dines
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Language  English
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Cast  John Mills (Terence Sullivan), Dirk Bogarde (Matt Sullivan), Robert Beatty (Shinto), Elizabeth Sellars (Maureen Fagan), Barbara Mullen (Molly Fagan), Eddie Byrne (Flynn)
Release date  October 1952 (UK) 30 September 1953 (U.S.)
Writer  Roger MacDougall (play), Roger MacDougall (screenplay)
Similar movies  '71, Patriot Games, Mr Nice, A Prayer for the Dying, Odd Man Out, The General

The Gentle Gunman is a black-and-white 1952 Ealing Studios drama film, directed by Basil Dearden and starring John Mills and Dirk Bogarde.

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Plot

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John Mills and Dirk Bogarde, bizarrely, were the actors chosen to play two IRA men under cover in London during World War II. The lads are captured after (Terry) starts questioning the worth of war, a line of thinking never popular with armies. They are sprung from captivity by Connolly (Liam Redmond) and his IRA men. Nice cameo by Jack MacGowran.

Critical reception

The British magazine Time Out thought the film was "stiff" and "overplotted", while the British Film Institute thought the film struggled to "find the right tone" and culminated with a "car-crash of an ending". The New York Times thought that the film had "failed to search beneath the surface" of the screen-play and described much of the content as "superficial".

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References

The Gentle Gunman Wikipedia
The Gentle Gunman IMDb The Gentle Gunman themoviedb.org


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