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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 Gerald 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
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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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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 »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
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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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