|The Middle Course|
|Directed by||Montgomery Tully|
|Written by||Brian Clemens|
|Cinematography||James Wilson (as Jimmy Wilson)|
|Edited by||Bill Lewthwaite|
|Music by||Bill LeSage|
|Distributed by||United Artists Corporation (UK)|
The Middle Course is a low budget 1961 British war film. 
During World War II, a Canadian pilot crash lands in a small French village occupied by German forces. The villagers find a useful ally in the young flyer, but the Germans become anxious to eliminate the force behind the strengthened local resistance.
TV Guide called the film "a predictable type of war drama that went out of fashion in the US ten years before this was made, but probably will always be resurrected in a nation that suffered so much at the time." 
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