Man in the Middle

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"The most unusual chain of events that ever held your emotions at gun point."
  • Approved
  • 1964
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (806)

Man in the Middle is a 1964 suspense drama starring Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, and Barry Sullivan. The movie is set in post-World War II Japan and tells the story of Major Harry Cargill (Robert Mitchum), an American military intelligence officer, who is tasked with investigating a murder that took place on a US Army base. The murder victim was a U.S. soldier named Johnson and his death was initially believed to be a suicide. However, Major Cargill soon discovers that there is more to the case than meets the eye.

The investigation into Johnson’s death leads Major Cargill to a beautiful Japanese woman named Keiko (France Nuyen), who was Johnson’s girlfriend. As Major Cargill delves deeper into the case, he becomes more and more convinced that Keiko was somehow involved in Johnson’s death. However, as he uncovers more clues, he discovers that the situation is far more complicated than he initially thought.

One of the biggest challenges Major Cargill faces is the complex political landscape in post-war Japan. The country is still recovering from the devastating effects of the war, and tensions between the US military and the Japanese population are high. It quickly becomes clear that there are many powerful people who have a vested interest in keeping the secrets surrounding Johnson’s death buried.

As Major Cargill gets closer to the truth, he finds himself caught between two worlds: the world of the US military and the world of the Japanese civilians who have suffered greatly because of the war. Throughout the movie, we see him struggling to balance his duty to his country with his sense of right and wrong, and his growing feelings for Keiko.

The tension in the movie is expertly maintained throughout, with twists and turns that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. One of the standout performances in the movie is from France Nuyen, who brings a depth and complexity to her character that is rare to see in films from this era.

Overall, Man in the Middle is a gripping thriller that explores complex themes of duty, honor, and the price of war. The movie is also notable for its portrayal of post-war Japan, which is both beautiful and haunting. If you’re a fan of suspense films, you won’t want to miss this hidden gem from the 1960s.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    6.6  (806)