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

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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Film Credits

director
John Kramer
script
John Kramer
producer
Gerry Flahive
photography
Andreas Poulsson
sound
John Martin
editing
David Kazala
sound editing
Alan Geldart
re-recording
Peter Kelly
narrator
Kenneth Welsh
music
Mark Korven
cast
Greg Ellwand
Frank Blanch
Derek Curwin
Ernest Dyck
Lisa Mininni
Michael O'Neill

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