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The Winston Affair (1964)

Man in the Middle (original title)
In WW2,a US lieutenant stationed in India shoots dead a British NCO and admits his crime but his reason for the murder is so bizarre that it puzzles his defense counsel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Col. Barney Adams
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Kate Davray
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Gen. Kempton
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Maj. John Darryl Kensington
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Lt. Charles Winston
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Maj. Leon Kaufman
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Col. Burton
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Lt. Oscar Morse
Robert Nichols ...
Lt. Harvey Bender
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Col. Shaw
Errol John ...
Sgt. Jackson
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Maj. Fred Smith
Lionel Murton ...
Capt. Alec Gunther
Russell Napier ...
Col. J.H. Thompson
Jared Allen ...
Capt. Dwyer
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In India during WWII, a US officer confesses the murder of a UK officer. A military veteran is appointed to defend him. Everything looks simple, until he starts investigating the circumstances of the crime and realizes that facts don't fit. Written by Anonymous

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The most unusual chain of events that ever held your emotions at gun point.

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5 February 1964 (USA)  »

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This was made by Marlon Brando's production company, Pennebaker Films. See more »

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Referenced in Il signor Quindicipalle (1998) See more »

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At Last
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Music by Harry Warren
Played in the bar during the court recess
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Keenan Wynn's Best Performance
21 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Man in the Middle with my dad at the old Rio Theater in Downtown Miami City in 1964. I was just a child, but I still remember the shocking scene in the beginning of the film where Keenan Wynn's character walks into a packed army tent and shoots a young soldier to death.

Filmed in black and white, the film was extremely well-acted and filmed. Robert Mitchem was outstanding as the officer in charge of defending Wynne and trying to determine just why he murdered this young soldier. However, the show is stolen by Keenan Wynn and he gives his greatest screen performance.

Man in the Middle rates a 10 out of 10.


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