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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.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Keith Waterhouse (screenplay), Willis Hall (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Lt. Col. Barney Adams
France Nuyen ... Kate Davray
Barry Sullivan ... Gen. Kempton
Trevor Howard ... Maj. John Gerald Kensington
Keenan Wynn ... Lt. Charles Winston
Sam Wanamaker ... Maj. Leon Kaufman
Alexander Knox ... Col. Burton
Gary Cockrell ... Lt. Oscar Morse
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Lt. Harvey Bender
Michael Goodliffe ... Col. Shaw
Errol John Errol John ... Sgt. Jackson
Paul Maxwell ... Maj. Fred Smith
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Capt. Alec Gunther
Russell Napier 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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Drama | War

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Winston Affair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in Il signor Quindicipalle (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

At Last
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the bar during the court recess
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Fine movie, fine performances, fine script
15 May 2001 | by piman25See all my reviews

This movie shows what a fine and underrated actor Keenan Wynn was. His performance is sublime.

The story itself is very believable and convincing; adapted from the fine novel The Winston Affair by Howard Fast.

Robert Mitchem gives an excellent performance as does Leslie Howard.

This film addresses many issues of race and responsibility in a much better fashion than most newer films.

Unfortunately the film is not available on video. If you get a chance to see it take the chance! You will not regret it.


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