Military courtroom dramas have always made for crackling good films. From THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL to CONDUCT UNBECOMING to BREAKER MORANT, viewers have always been engrossed by the workings of the court martial. So it is with MAN IN THE MIDDLE. It's WW II, and a large problem looms
between the British and American troops stationed in India. Wynn, an American lieutenant, shoots and kills Mitchell, a British staff sergeant, in front of nearly a dozen witnesses. Mitchum is asked by his general, Sullivan, to defend Wynn--supposedly sane and fit for trial. Then Mitchum learns
through nurse Nuyen (a member of the Lunacy Commission) that the head of the Commission,...