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  • Actors: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart, Carl Benton Reid
  • Directors: Karl Malden
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U6YIB0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,797 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An Army colonel seeks the truth about a major accused of treason for when he was a POW in Korea.

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Very moving story, makes you wonder what you would do in a similar situation.
Gene
In this powerful film, Richard Widmark is a senior JAG officer tasked to investigate apparent acts of treason by an American officer POW in Korea.
Roger J. Buffington
Rather a tour-d-force for Richard Baseheart as well as a good performance by Widmark.
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Ms. V. J. Tomlinson on March 2, 2009
Format: DVD
Through his company Heath Productions, this was Richard Widmarks first venture into film production. Directed by his 'real life' friend Karl Malden, Widmark's performance as Colonel Bill Edwards is everything one would expect from this talented actor.

The story is about a group of Korean POWs who were subjected to psychological torture and physical hardship in an effort to make them sign false statements that the USA was using biological warfare. After months of holding out, the senior officer suddenly capitulates and begins to try to indocrinate his men with Korean propaganda. One of the men dies mysteriously. On their repatriation to the USA, it is the job of Colonel Edwards to find out exactly what happened.

The film is set on a military base, Governor's Island,New York, though the introduction and later 'flash backs' take place at Camp Gee Gee in North Korea.

Edward's investigation includes two main characters, the senior officer Major Cargill (Richard Basehart) accused of treason, and Lieutenant Miller (Rip Torn) a main witness. There are many facets to this investigation and Widmark plays each with equal mastery. He uses gentle coaxing with witnesses at first, then when this fails and he is put under pressure from his C.O. to speed things up, he builds up the pressure to angrily try and get at the truth. There is a moving and tender scene when Edwards visits Cargill's wife (June Lockhart) to try and find out why her husband refuses to defend himself against the charge of treason.

The films serious tone during the investigations is relieved for filmgoers by scenes revealing the amicable and loyal relationships Edwards has with his team - right hand man Sgt Baker (Martin Balsam)and secretary Sgt Evans (Dolores Michaels).
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Siriam on June 13, 2009
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A 1957 film based on whether a Korean POW should be tried for treason based on the evidence known to the US army investigator (Richard Widmark) the movie structure reveals strongly its theatre play origins but is fascinating for a number of reasons:

1. The take on what constitutes treason based on how POWs were treated by North Korea was given its time of release at the height of the Cold War a very bold story line.

2. While Richard Widmark's role proves acting the heavy and not the good guy would always be his forte the performances of Richard Basehart as the accused major and Martin Balsam as the closed minded adjutant to Widmark's Colonel prove that each were well capable of greater things though fate was ultimately kinder to Balsam in this regard in their respective careers.

3. The film is one of the two movies directed by the ever popular actor Karl Malden (Widmark as co-producer may have had a say in his choice) and one is left feeling sorry he did not take up the directors chair more often based on this first outing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Bonesteel on December 22, 2009
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An army lawyer (Richard Widmark) is assigned the case of a major (Richard Baseheart) who refuses to defend himself against charges of collaborating with the enemy during his imprisonment in a North Korean POW camp despite a number of suspicious circumstances. The resolution will cast new light on what it means to be a hero or a traitor.

Although this film is a bit stagy due to its origin as a theater play, it succeeds by getting the fundamentals right: a fine cast, taut direction (by actor Karl Malden), and compelling drama. It's mature and nuanced view of patriotism is particularly interesting since this film was produced during the depths of the Cold War.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By likes good books, music, movies on February 21, 2013
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Before the Manchurian Candidate was written, this movie, based on a play, documented some of the phsyical and psychological torture used against American POWs during the Korean War. Widmark as an investigating colonel tries to get to the bottom of charges of treason against a major. June Lockhart is not the loving mom she portrayed in Lassie and Lost in Space but the desperate major's wife who no longer knows the man she still loves. She shows her talents were not one dimensional.
With enough twists and turns for 2 Perry Mason episodes, Time Limit keeps the viewer guessing. Luckily for the major (Richard Basehart), the corporal (Delores Michaels) aiding the investigation has the skills of P.I. Paul Drake and legal secretary Della Street.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James D. Crabtree VINE VOICE on August 29, 2013
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Richard Widmark and Richard Basehart put in great performances in this film about an Army major accused of being a collaborator while a prisoner 0f war in North Korea. The colonel in charge of investigating the incident cannot understand why the officer will not defend himself against the charges and finds out more than he cares to...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pete N. Austira on July 24, 2013
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An unusual look at the litte knon afects of being a prisoner of war. Presened at a time when these psychological effects were relatively unknown. Outstanding mvie about a difficult subject.
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As another good reviewer put it, "this movie, based on a play --by celebrated, attorney, novelist and playwright Henry Denker-- documented some of the physical and psychological torture used against American POWs during the Korean War. Widmark, as an investigating colonel, tries to get to the bottom of charges of treason against one of those POW (...) With enough twists and turns for 2 Perry Mason episodes, Time Limit keeps the viewer guessing".
Direction by Karl Malden is magnificently non-intrusive, very adequate to the subject matter. The script starts a little artificial for my taste (hence the 4 star rating) but then it grows and gets better and better, with ever deeper and more intense lines, until an excellent final climax with philosophical overtones, where serious arguments are presented by both sides.
Richard Basehart adds the depth of his voice and the intensity of his acting to the role, while Widmark and Carl Benton Reid (as a multidimensional General) are highly competent. In spite of Martin Balsam's talent, his role came to me initially as too conniving and somehow unloyal. It took me some time to see his character as a well-intentioned busybody world-savvy sergeant.
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