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

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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  • writer
    John Kramer
  • director
    John Kramer
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • cast
    Greg Ellwand
  • director of photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • music composer
    Mark Korven
  • orchestration
    Mark Korven
  • editor
    David Kazala
  • additional editing
    Nick Hector
  • narrator
    Kenneth Welsh
  • sound recordist
    John Martin
  • sound editor
    Alan Geldart
  • production manager
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • location coordinator
    Nobuko Matsushita
    Naila Hamdy
  • camera assistant
    Lori Longstaff
  • research
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Nadine Simunic
  • archival film research
    Tanya Fleet
  • production assistant
    Nadine Simmir
    Tina Hahn
    Enrico Pradal
  • historical consultant
    Roger Bowen
  • historical advisor
    Toshiko Nakano
  • stills photography
    John Walker
  • graphics
    Martha Newbigging
  • translation
    Nobuko Matsushita
    Deirdre Tanaka
  • re-recording
    Peter Kelly
  • foley artist
    Steve Hammond
  • colour correction
    Joanne Rourke
  • performer
    Frank Blanch
    Derek Curwin
    Ernest Dyck
    Lisa Mininni
    Michael O'Neill
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • post-production coordinator
    Russ McMillen
  • post-production assistant
    Peter St. Laurent
  • program administrator
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • program administration assistant
    Lorena Philp
  • casting
    Tait-Ritchie Casting
  • additional casting
    Ivan Sutton
  • props
    Dexter Bonaparte
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore

  • edding

    Will this film ever become available for purchase?

    edding, 8 Nov 2013