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Time Limit (1957)

 -  Drama | War  -  23 October 1957 (USA)
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During the Korean War former POW Major Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel Edwards wants the details.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. William Edwards
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Maj. Harry Cargill
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Cpl. Jean Evans
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Mrs. Cargill
Carl Benton Reid ...
Lt. Gen. J. Connors
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Sgt. Baker
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Lt. George Miller
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Col. Kim (as Kaie Deei)
Yale Wexler ...
Capt. Joe Connors
Alan Dexter ...
Mike
Manning Ross ...
Lt. Harvey
Joe Di Reda ...
Gus (as Joe Di Rida)
James Douglas ...
Steve
Kenneth Alton ...
Boxer
Jack Webster ...
Lt. Harper
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Storyline

Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are impatiently pushing Edwards to move this case to court martial, Edwards becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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This is the face of war you've never seen before!

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23 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wenn Männer zerbrechen  »

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When Miller throws his punch, it clearly misses to the left even though the victim's head snaps back. See more »

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Maj. Harry Cargill: A man can be a hero all his life, but if in the last month of it, or the last week, or even the last minute, the pressure becomes too great and he breaks, then he's branded for life. You can't ask a man to be a hero forever. There ought to be a time limit.
Lt. Gen. J. Connors: There is no defense for treason.
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POW drama set in South Korea
13 January 2006 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic piece of work. To start things off, the casting is superb with Richard Basehart, Richard Widmark, Martin Balsam, Rip Torn, June Lockhart, and Carl Benton Reid. The editing and cinematography are sharp, crisp, and electric. This was filmed in black & white, and I am convinced that color would have ruined the tension which is present throughout the whole movie. What really makes this movie work is the top-notch directing of Karl Malden (the only movie he ever directed). What I absolutely do not understand is why this excellent film is not available for purchase. If you ever get a chance to see this movie, DO SEE IT! Request this film. Maybe one of the movie channels will show it.


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