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The Man Between (1953)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  2 November 1953 (UK)
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive ... See full summary »

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Ivo Kern
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Susanne Mallison
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Bettina Mallison (as Hildegarde Neff)
Geoffrey Toone ...
Martin Mallison
Aribert Wäscher ...
Halendar (as Aribert Waescher)
Ernst Schröder ...
Olaf Kastner (as Ernst Schroeder)
Dieter Krause ...
Horst
Hilde Sessak ...
Lizzi
Karl John ...
Inspector Kleiber
Ljuba Welitsch ...
Opera singer: Salome
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne snoops on Bettina and suspects that she is hiding a secret from her brother. When Susanne meets Bettina with her friend Ivo Kern, he offers to show Berlin to her and they date. But Ivo meets the strange Halendar from the East Germany and Susanne takes a cab and return to her home alone. Then she dates Ivo again and he meets Olaf Kastner, who is a friend of Martin and Bettina. But soon Susanne, who has fallen in love with Ivo, learns that he was a former attorney married to Bettina but with a criminal past during the war. Now he is blackmailed by Halendar to kidnap Kastner and bring him back to the other side of the border. The plan fails and Halender asks his men to abduct Bettina to get Kastner. However, Susanne is kidnapped by mistake and is imprisoned in the basement of a house in East Berlin.... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In East Berlin, there are many political posters with the name "Walter Ulbrich," but the East German Communist leader's name was actually spelled "Ulbricht." See more »

Quotes

Ivo Kern: The Germans always had to learn languages - the army never knew where it would be going next.
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The Man Between Theme
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Music by John Addison
Arranged for piano by Bernie Fenton
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Again and again.
26 January 2005 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Carol Reed;s chestnut that is even more bleak than " The Third man" Mason as Evo Kern is involved with two Women, Neff and Claire Bloom..but he is fateful in his desire for Bloom.

All the elements are here with high contrast photography. the little boy( Reed Trademark) and a fine moody cast with a trenchant music score that you will not forget. ( perfect for 1955 ) I think this film gains in stature as the years go by and another testament to a really superb actor who was not appreciated enough..

In " Lolita" 1962 Mason shows a vibrant character against type, He is suave mostly, in most of his films..authoritarian , deliberate , calculating and most of all unflappable. In " Lolita" is is totally helpless and seemingly pathetic ...films like " The Man Between" established this personna

Mr James Mason C Pope


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