Author Graham GreeneYou've had enough of film festival reports, haven't you? Good. How about some classic Graham Greene storytelling, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and featuring Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, and Giorgia Moll.

It's Saigon, the New Year, 1952. A man jogs down to the riverbank. A New Year's mask floats down the river, and the man smiles at it, until suddenly he doesn't. It took me a careful rewind of the scene to notice that indeed, that was a dead man's arm in the river.

Mankiewicz does a good job with Greene's original text, and keeps us just far enough away from the lens to maintain the nuanced discomfort of strangers in a strange land. This is far superior to the Michael Caine remake of 2002.

Unfortunately, the DVD comes packed with no special features. Pick your language, pick your scene. Otherwise, use your imagination.