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In post-World War II Berlin, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military who married German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne... See more »


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Ivo Kern
Susanne Mallison
Bettina Mallison (as Hildegarde Neff)
Martin Mallison
Aribert Wäscher ...
Halendar (as Aribert Waescher)
Ernst Schröder ...
Olaf Kastner (as Ernst Schroeder)
Dieter Krause ...
Hilde Sessak ...
Inspector Kleiber
Ljuba Welitsch ...
Opera singer: Salome
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eastern German Police Officer commanding the hunt for Ivo Kern and Susanne Mallison (uncredited)
Frederick Schiller ...
Construction Worker On Generator (uncredited)

Directed by

Carol Reed

Written by

Harry Kurnitz ... (screenplay by)
Walter Ebert ... (based on an original story by)
Eric Linklater ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

Hugh Perceval ... associate producer
Carol Reed ... producer

Music by

John Addison

Cinematography by

Desmond Dickinson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Bert Bates ... (as A.S. Bates)

Editorial Department

Bert Rule ... assembly cutter (as A.H. Rule)
Teddy Mason ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Bert Rule ... assembly cutter (uncredited)

Production Design by

Andrej Andrejew ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Andrej Andrejew ... (as Andre Andrejew)

Makeup Department

Gladys Atkinson ... hair stylist
Tony Sforzini ... makeup artist

Production Management

Raymond Anzarut ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Adrian Pryce-Jones ... assistant director
Jack N. Green ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Peter Maxwell ... second assistant director (uncredited)
John Pellatt ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ronald Spencer ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

William Hutchinson ... assistant art director (as W.E. Hutchinson)
Elven Webb ... assistant art director
Frank Willson ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

Buster Ambler ... sound recordist (as A.G. Ambler)
John Cox ... sound supervisor
Red Law ... sound recordist
Alan Blay ... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Norman Daines ... dubbing (uncredited)
Jack Davies ... boom operator (uncredited)
J. Hales ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Barbara Hopkins ... dubbing (uncredited)
Bob Jones ... dubbing (uncredited)
Ken Ritchie ... boom operator (uncredited)
A.E. Rudolph ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jim Shields ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Derek Tate ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Ivor Worsley ... sound maintenance (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Denys N. Coop ... camera operator (as Denys Coop)
Robert Day ... camera operator
Hans Schneeberger ... additional photographer
Peter Broxup ... focus puller (uncredited)
Eddie Earp ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ray Hearne ... still photographer (uncredited)
Geoff Meldrum ... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Newbrook ... camera operator (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Withers ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Bridget Sellers ... wardrobe

Music Department

Muir Mathieson ... conductor

Other crew

Olga Brook ... continuity
Doreen Merriman ... continuity (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In post-World War II Berlin, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military who married German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne snoops on Bettina and suspects she is hiding a something 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. Now Ivo plots a plan to rescue Susanne from Halender and help her to cross the border. Will they succeed in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • L'homme de Berlin (France)
  • Se interpone un hombre (Spain)
  • Träffpunkt Berlin (Sweden)
  • O Homem da Zona Russa (Portugal)
  • O drapetis tou Verolinou (Greece)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia James Mason commenting on the film in 1974: "(on "The Man Between") This film became very big on television in the U.S. In the cinema one demands of a thriller that the narrative thread be ever taut. The American televiewer makes no such demands since continuity is destined to be shattered by commercial interruption. Thus it often happens that what has been hitherto regarded as a failure in the cinemas will be a hit on the Late Late Show and vice versa." See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Hilde (2009). See more »
Soundtracks The Man Between Theme 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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