The Quiet American

TitleThe Quiet American
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1958
AuthorsMankiewicz, Joseph L.
Running Time120 min
Date Released1958
DistributorUnited Artists
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

A fictionalized account of the First Indochina War, this film highlights a love triangle between a British journalist, his mistress, and a mysterious CIA operative as a way to reveal the origins of American involvement in Vietnam. The film promoted the United State's anti-communist military campaigns during the Cold War, in stark contrast to Graham Greene's anti-war novel of the same name. 


Audie Murphy

Michael Redgrave

Claude Dauphin

Giorgia Moll


Bruce Cabot

Fred Sadoff

Richard Loo

Peter Trent


Produced, Directed, and Written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cinematography by Robert Krasker

Edited by William Hornbeck

Music by Mario Nascimbene

Music conducted by Franco Ferrara


Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Based on The Quiet American by Graham Greene

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