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Time Limit (23-Oct-1957)

Director: Karl Malden

Writer: Henry Denker

From a play: Time Limit by Henry Denker and Ralph Berkey

Music Composed and Conducted by: Fred Steiner

Producers: Richard Widmark; William H. Reynolds

Keywords: Drama, Korean War, Prisoner of War

A U.S. Army major held prisoner-of-war in North Korea is accused of treason and all evidence points to his guilt. A colonel looking into the matter determines that there is basis for a defense, but the accused refuses to exercise it. Suspenseful drama with outstanding performances marks Karl Malden's only foray into directing. For decades this film sat in a vault and viewing was next to impossible even for scholars.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Martin Balsam
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Richard Basehart
31-Aug-1914 17-Sep-1984 La Strada
Khigh Dhiegh
1910 25-Oct-1991 Wo Fat on Hawaii 5-O
June Lockhart
25-Jun-1925   Mom on Lassie, Lost in Space
Dolores Michaels
30-Jan-1933 25-Sep-2001 Warlock
Carl Benton Reid
14-Aug-1893 16-Mar-1973 The Little Foxes
Rip Torn
6-Feb-1931   Arthur on The Larry Sanders Show
Richard Widmark
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death


Richard Widmark   ...   Col. Edwards
Richard Basehart   ...   Maj. Cargill
Dolores Michaels   ...   Cpl. Evans
June Lockhart   ...   Mrs. Cargill
Carl Benton Reid   ...   Gen. Connors
Martin Balsam   ...   Sgt. Baker
Rip Torn   ...   Lt. Miller
Khigh Dhiegh   ...   Col. Kim
Yale Wexler   ...   Prisoner
James Douglas   ...   Prisoner
Alan Dexter   ...   Prisoner
Kenneth Alton   ...   Prisoner
Manning Ross   ...   Prisoner
Jack Webster   ...   Prisoner
Joe Di Rida   ...   Prisoner
Skip McNally   ...   Prisoner


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