Carol Reed
Name : Carol Reed
Birth : 30 December 1906 
Died : 25 April 1976 
Nationality : British
Carol Reed
Carol Reed was a successful British director and producer particularly in the 1940's and 1950's and regarded as one of the best British film directors. He is known for the film noir The Third Man and the musical version of Oliver. He came from an acting family and his early career was an actor. He then moved to Ealing studios at a time when quota quickes wer being made when British made films had to be shown. He directed his first film, Midshipman Easy in 1935, though his first major film was Bank Holiday (1938). After the war drama Night Train To Munich, he changed to historical drama with The Young Mr Pitt, though it reflected the war time struggle. His next three films are in many ways his highlight with Odd Man Out, The Fallen Idol and The Third Man. The Third Man being one of the great classic films. In the 1950's he creates complex characters against a realistic background. His first colour film was A Kid For Two Farthings in 1955 which is a lighter film. Trapeze is his first big Hollywod film. He teamed up with Graham Greene for Our Man In Havanah in 1959 and in The Running Man gets the audience to feel for all the 3 main protagonists. The Agony And The Ecstasy was a move into the historical epic and is noted for its historical accuracy that Carol Reed brough to the production. In a change of style he then directed the musical Oliver! which was a major success. He had a short marriage to Diana Wynyard.
Oliver (1968)
Agony And The Ecstasy (1965)
The Running Man (1963)
Our Man In Havannah (1959)
The Key (1958)
Trapeze (1956)
A Kid For Two Farthings (1955)
The Man Between (1953)
Outcast Of The Islands (1951)
Third Man (1949)
The Fallen Idol (1948)
Odd Man Out (1947)
The Young Mr Pitt (1942)
Stars Look Down (1940)
Night Train To Munich (1940)
Girl In The News (1940)
Climbing High (1938)
Bank Holiday (1938)
Midshipman Easy (1935)
It Happened in Paris (1935) uncredited


Agony And The Ecstasy (1965)
Running Man (1963)
Our Man In Havannah (1959)
Third Man (1949)
Fallen Idol (1948)

Odd Man Out (1947)


Won - Best Director - Oliver (1968)
Nomination - Best Director Third Man (1949)
Nomination - Best Director - Fallen Idol (1948)