Greene versus Mankiewicz

The apogee of the long-running battle between the Hollywood producers and Graham Greene over the cinematic interpretations of the author’s work must surely have been Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1958 film The Quiet American. Professor Kevin Ruane has been given access to a Hollywood archive of the period and has written about the film and includes an intriguing and funny correspondence between the actor Laurence Olivier and Mankiewitz who the latter wanted for the part of Thomas Fowler.

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