The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

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

  • Genre: Thriller, War, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1956-04-03
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 81 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Sumar Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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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.

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Directing Ronald Neame Director
Writing Nigel Balchin Screenplay
Production André Hakim Producer
Production Bob McNaught Associate Producer
Sound Alan Rawsthorne Original Music Composer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Editing Peter Taylor Editor
Art John Hawkesworth Art Direction
Directing Gerry O'Hara Assistant Director
Directing Erica Masters Assistant Director
Writing Ewen Montagu Book
Sound Muir Mathieson Conductor
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Camera Operator
Sound Winston Ryder Sound Editor
Sound Basil Fenton-Smith Sound Mixer
Sound J.B. Smith Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Harold Fletcher Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Tom Howard Visual Effects