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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 overview, first billed only:
Lt. Col. Barney Adams
Kate Davray
Gen. Kempton
Maj. John Darryl Kensington
Lt. Charles Winston
Maj. Leon Kaufman
Col. Burton
Lt. Oscar Morse
Robert Nichols ...
Lt. Harvey Bender
Col. Shaw
Errol John ...
Sgt. Jackson
Paul Maxwell ...
Maj. Fred Smith
Lionel Murton ...
Capt. Alec Gunther
Russell Napier ...
Col. J.H. Thompson
Jared Allen ...
Capt. Dwyer


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.


Drama | War


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Release Date:

5 February 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Winston Affair  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This was made by Marlon Brando's production company, Pennebaker Films. See more »


Referenced in Il signor Quindicipalle (1998) See more »


Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the scene at the dance
Also played when Col. Adams passes through the hotel lobby
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Not enough Winton!
3 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is the film Guy Hamilton made just before the blockbuster of his career "Goldfinger" -which,although very different from "Man in the middle" ,remains one of the best (who says best?) Bond ever made-.

The problem with "man in the middle " is that there's not enough scenes with Keenan Wynn.We would like to know more about him,about his childhood,his relationship with his colleagues,women ,etc.Only Trevor Howard's final plea -which an ominous music makes disturbing- really tells us about his psyche.Also handicapped by a decorative female character who brings almost nothing to the plot whereas we 're waiting to know more about Winton's motives.Average.

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