The Man Who Might Have Been: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman

The Man Who Might Have Been: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Herbert Norman

| 1 h 38 min
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This feature documentary is a portrait of Herbert Norman, the Canadian ambassador to Egypt who leapt to his death in 1957. During his remarkable career, Norman had been a trusted aide of General MacArthur in post-war Japan and later played a key role in the Suez crisis. But for years, a US Senate subcommittee probed his past while the FBI accumulated a huge file on him, refusing to accept an RCMP investigation that cleared him of being a communist spy. Interviews with key players and dramatizations help reconstruct Herbert Norman's life.

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Credits
  • writer
    John Kramer
  • director
    John Kramer
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • cast
    Greg Ellwand
  • director of photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • music composer
    Mark Korven
  • editor
    David Kazala
  • narrator
    Kenneth Welsh
  • sound recordist
    John Martin
  • sound editor
    Alan Geldart
  • research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Nadine Simunic
  • archival film research
    Tanya Fleet
  • historical consultant
    Roger Bowen
  • historical advisor
    Toshiko Nakano
  • graphics
    Martha Newbigging
  • re-recording
    Peter Kelly
  • foley artist
    Steve Hammond
  • performer
    Frank Blanch
    Derek Curwin
    Ernest Dyck
    Lisa Mininni
    Michael O'Neill
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore

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  • edding

    Will this film ever become available for purchase?

    edding, 8 Nov 2013