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15 Ratings

The Quiet One

Directed by Sidney Meyers
United States, 1948


The story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem. Using a semi-documentary technique, the film-makers realistically capture the hostile environment which leads the boy to delinquency.

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The Quiet One Directed by Sidney Meyers

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1949 | 2 wins including: International Award

Academy Awards

1949 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

1950 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

National Board of Review

1949 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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