Films written by Greene or based on his fiction illustrate his famous axiom: “human nature is not black and white but black and grey.”
The Third Man
Our Man in Havana
Went the Day Well?
The Fallen Idol
Ministry of Fear
Ray Milland is released from an asylum into an even stranger milieu—wartime London, stalked by Nazi spies—in Fritz Lang’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel. “A tour de force of paranoia” (Cinematheque Ontario).
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A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.
Richard Attenborough stars as a teenage psychopath leading a gang of toughs in Brighton, Britain’s seedy seaside resort. “The best film to capture [Graham] Greene’s seedy world of evil, sin, and betrayal” (The Observer).
Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).
An unsuspecting British village is infiltrated by sixty German paratroopers in “a wartime conspiracy thriller, a black-comic nightmare and a surrealist masterpiece” (Guardian), based on a Graham Greene story.
Joseph Cotten pursues Orson Welles through postwar Vienna in Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s cynical masterpiece. “Seeing it on the big screen is like watching it for the first time” (New York Times).