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The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

British Intelligence during World War II is trying to get the German High Command to shift it's forces away from Italy prior to the invasion. To create the illusion of a plan for England to invade Greece a dead body is to be procured, allowed to be found with secret papers on him by Spanish authorities who will send the papers on to the Germans, or that's the plan. First they have to find a body that will look drowned, and create an identity for him that will pass the examination of the German agent who is sure to check him out. Based on a true story.

Cast & Crew

Ronald Neame Director
Clifton Webb Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu
Gloria Grahame Lucy Sherwood
Robert Flemyng Lt. George Acres
Stephen Boyd Patrick O'Reilly
Laurence Naismith Admiral Cross
Andre Morell Sir Bernard Spilsbury
Michael Hordern Gen. Coburn
Allan Cuthbertson Vice-Admiral
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
EB
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Sumar Film Productions, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  103 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  9,270    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • The Man Who Never Was Lives On

    Chris B. 2011-06-04

    A taut English thriller directed by Ronald Neame brings The Man Who Never Was, code name; Major Willy Martin, to the screen. The plan is dubbed... MORE>

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    Jack Woods 2011-04-15

    One of the best WWII movies.Very clever plot, suspensful, and believable. MORE>