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The Man Who Never Was (1956)

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

aka The Man Who Never Was

"The most fiendish plot ever conceived! The most amazing "human being" ever created! The most diabolical phantom--"

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Details: 103 mins · English, Latin, Spanish, German

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Cast:

Small Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu
Small Lucy Sherwood
Small Lt. George Acres
No_movie_poster Pam
Small Patrick O'Reilly
No_movie_poster Adm. Cross
Small Sir Bernard Spilsbury
No_movie_poster Larry
No_movie_poster The Father
Small Taxi Driver
No_movie_poster Vice-Admiral
Small Gen. Nye
No_movie_poster Adm. Cross
Small Gen. Coburn
Small Joe

Crew:

Small Ronald Neame Director
Small Nigel Balchin Screenplay
No_movie_poster Ewen Montagu Novel
No_movie_poster Ewen Montagu Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Peter Taylor Editing

Taglines:

"The most fiendish plot ever conceived! The most amazing "human being" ever created! The most diabolical phantom--"

"Terrifyingly true! Unbelievably real!"

"A dead man goes to war!"

Plot:

The true story of a British effort to trick the Germans into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack. A dead soldier is dressed as a British officer and outfitted with faked papers showing that the Allies were intending to invade occupied Greece. His body is put into the sea where it will ultimately drift ashore and the papers be passed along to German Intelligence.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1956-03-15 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 1956-04-03 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1956-05-09 : France

Theatrical : 1956-05-28 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1956-06-15 : West Germany

Theatrical : 1956-08-10 : Finland

Theatrical : 1956-10-04 : Portugal

Theatrical : Austria

Theatrical : Turkey

Theatrical : 1958-08-22 : Denmark