Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 7, 1953

The Man Between (London Films; United Artists) features a famous cine-magician, British Director Carol Reed, using the same old saw that worked so well in Odd Man Out, The Third Man and The Fallen Idol. Again, Reed's biting suspense all but slices the moviegoer in half. But this time Director Reed does not quite manage to put him together again.

In The Man Between, the heroine is tooling down the road to Nowhere so fast that the audience can hardly read the signposts of the plot. She is a young Englishwoman (Claire Bloom) who goes to Berlin, 1953, for a visit with...

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