The Man Between

Synopsis: 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
Director(s): Carol Reed
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  1 win.
100 min

and go home?

- Darling, I am sorry.

- Oh, it will be alright.

Shall we all go?

Oh, no, it's Susanne's

first night in Berlin...

and you've only seen part of the show.

- Bettina, I don't mind.

- No, of course she doesn't. Herr Ober!

She's probably tired

after the journey, anyway.

I'll take a cab and you can stay!

Martin works so hard;

he hardly ever has an evening off.

Nonsense, darling!

We'd much rather go, really.

Really, we needn't all go.


- Would you like to walk for a bit?

- No, thank you, it's better already.

I think nightclub air must be the same

all over the world.

They probably bottle it and ship it from

country to country.

What was that, a race or a chase?

No, more like a chase.

It looks as if they're heading for

the Tiergartenstrasse.

They'll be there in a moment;

then over the frontier, poor devil.

They've picked up someone over here

who's wanted in the East.

Oh, Martin, Martin, please!

You don't know what happened.

How do you know that?

Sorry, darling, I was just telling

Susanne that sometimes people--

Alright, alright! Don't go on.

I'll go and get the car.

Things like that don't happen everyday.

You'll be bored with Berlin

before you leave. You'll see.

Oh, it's you, Bettina.


What are you doing?

I heard a sort of noise... outside.

Nonsense! You are tired.

Probably over-tired.

I thought I heard something.

Of course, I should have

told you about it.

It's the owl on the ruins of the

Italian Embassy across the street.

- The sound came from the street,

didn't it? - Mhm-hm.

Aren't you cold, dear?

I shall get you another blanket.

I'm sorry you were disturbed.

- Shall I close the window?

- No, I like it open.

I couldn't sleep, and then I started

to worry about the front door.

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Harry Kurnitz

Harry Kurnitz (January 5, 1908 – March 18, 1968) was an American playwright, novelist, and prolific screenwriter who wrote swashbucklers for Errol Flynn and comedies for Danny Kaye. He also wrote some mystery fiction under the name Marco Page. more…

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