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The Quiet American Blu-ray Review
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A gnawingly bitter love triangle and some enigmatic political posturing unfolding against the backdrop of escalating turmoil in 1950s Southeast Asia give Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Quiet American a most unique personality.

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Watching my TT blu-ray of this now. I wish the novel had been more faithfully adapted. And I think the following two are miscast—Audie Murphy (a real-life war hero who wasn't an especially good actor) and Giorgia Moll (an Italian woman with make-up playing a Vietnamese woman). Picture quality is so-so in places in this movie owned by the remnants of MGM. Pq is not up to the level of the better TT titles from Fox.

Still, given the year the movie was released, 1958, it's an interesting foreshadowing of events.
 
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