The Middle Course

1961

Montgomery Tully
Director
Danziger Productions
Production Company

Downed British pilot in World War II gives disaffected French villagers a purpose in World War II.

Well-intentioned but not very good take on High Noon that seems padded even with a run-time of less than an hour. Much of the dialogue consists of slowly explaining the obvious, as if to a group of dull children. One would expect better from an experienced director like Tully and a script from Brian Clemens. Cast is game, at least, especially Maitland, but the film just can't support the weight of the plot, and relies too heavily on the stereotype of all Frenchmen as cowards.

-Dave W.


The Middle Course
1961
Cinema



59 mins




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Vincent Ball
Flight Lt. Cliff Wilton
Lisa Daniely
Anna
Peter Illing
Emile Gerard
Roland Bartrop
Paul
Marne Maitland
Renard "The Fox"
Robert Rietty
Jacques
André Maranne
Franz
Andre Mikhelson
Commandant
Jan Conrad
Herman
John Serret
Father Leverne
William Abney
Captain Jaghorst
Jacques Cey
Pierre
Michael Bangerter
René Gerard
Noel Dyson
Maria Gerard
Joseph Cuby
Franz's Son
(uncredited)
Yvonne Andre
Martine
(uncredited)
Martin Wyldeck
Henri, Villager
(uncredited)
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Villager
Julian Sherrier
Villager
(uncredited)
Paul Phillips
Villager
(uncredited)
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Villager
Stephen Zammit
Villager
(unconfirmed)
Donald Tandy
Sergeant Schiller
(uncredited)
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German Soldier
Max Faulkner
German Soldier in Shop
(uncredited)
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German Soldier

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