Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 22 Jul 2007
Mason was born in Yorkshire in 1909. Unlike Dirk Bogarde, another of our Screen Icons, Mason did not fight in WW2, his pacifist stance as a conscientious objecter alienating him from his family for some time. With many years of stage experience behind him, Mason’s movie career really took off towards the end of the war with the first title in this box-set, melodrama The Man In Grey (1943), which proved to the legendary Gainsborough Studio’s biggest success. Odd Man Out (1947) switches the action to Northern Ireland in a tense crime thriller directed by Carol Reed, whilst 5 Fingers (1952) is based on a true story set in Turkey, starring Mason as a valet with ambitions of becoming a rich gentleman of leisure. Rounding out the box-set is The Man Between (1953), another Reed – Mason collaboration which emulates the themes of the all-time classic The Third Man as it looks at the seedy underbelly of post-war Berlin. The Bells Go Down (1943).