The Man Who Never Was

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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 15, 1956



Cast 12

  1. Clifton Webb

    Clifton Webb
    Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu

  2. Gloria Grahame

    Gloria Grahame
    Lucy Sherwood

  3. Robert Flemyng

    Robert Flemyng
    Lt. George Acres

  4. JG
  5. Stephen Boyd

    Stephen Boyd
    Patrick O'Reilly

  6. LN

    Lawrence Naismith
    Adm. Cross

  7. Geoffrey Keen

    Geoffrey Keen
    Gen. Nye

  8. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack
    Taxi Driver

  9. André Morell

    André Morell
    Sir Bernard Spilsbury

  10. Michael Hordern

    Michael Hordern
    Gen. Coburn

  11. Allan Cuthbertson

    Allan Cuthbertson

  12. MK

    Moultrie Kelsall
    The Father

Crew 3


  1. Ronald Neame

    Ronald Neame


  1. EM
  2. Nigel Balchin

    Nigel Balchin

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