The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was

Clifton Webb
Director: Ronald Neame Cast: Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
, Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
, Robert Flemyng
Robert Flemyng
Ronald Neame

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Overview

Adapted from the book of the same name by Ewen Montagu and based on fact, The Man Who Never Was stars Clifton Webb as Montagu, a lieutenant commander in the British Navy during World War II, who becomes involved in tricky scheme to fool the Nazis. It entails locating a corpse, establishing an identity for it as an intelligence officer called Major Martin, and having the body float in the water just off the coast of Spain, with military identificaiton and letters in its pockets that describe a forthcoming invasion of Greece by the British. That invasion, of course, is entirely fictitious, designed to distract the Nazis from picking up on the Britons' plans to invade Sicily. The scheme is complicated by a young woman named Lucy Sherwood (Gloria Grahame), and Patrick O'Reilly (Stephen Boyd), a German espionage agent.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
UPC: 0024543173236
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clifton Webb Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu
Gloria Grahame Lucy Sherwood
Robert Flemyng Lt. George Acres
Josephine Griffin Pam
Stephen Boyd Patrick O'Reilly
Andre Morell Sir Bernard Spilsbury
Geoffrey Keen Gen. Nye
Michael Hordern Gen. Coburn
Moultrie Kelsall The Father
Cyril Cusack Taxi-driver
Joan Hickson Landlady
William Russell Joe
Richard Wattis Shop Assistant
Allan Cuthbertson Vice-Admiral
Brian Oulton Lt. Jewell
William Squire Lt. Jewell
Miles Malleson Scientist
Gibb McLaughlin Club Porter
Peter Williams Adm. Mountbatten
Michael Brill Doctor
Cicely Paget-Bowman Secretary
Robert Brown French
Everley Gregg Club Matron
Lloyd Lamble Passport Officer
Gordon Bell Customs Officer
Wolf Frees Adm. Canaris
D.A. Clarke-Smith Laurence, a Consul
Peter Sellers Voice of Winston Churchill
John Welsh Bank Manager
Ronald Adam Adams
Terence Labrosse Larry
Laurence Naismith Admiral Cross

Technical Credits
Ronald Neame Director
Nigel Balchin Screenwriter
André Hakim Producer
Muir Mathieson Score Composer
Oswald Morris Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Man Who Never Was, Side A: Pan and Scan
1. Main Titles [2:06]
2. To Fool the Enemy [4:02]
3. Flatmates [1:38]
4. Operation Mincemeat [3:20]
5. Pros and Cons [1:59]
6. No Problem [3:36]
7. The Body [1:40]
8. "Dearest Willie" [2:05]
9. Official Letter [2:44]
10. Major Martin [1:46]
11. On Board [3:25]
12. The Launch [5:58]
13. Washed Ashore [:35]
14. Good Job [3:34]
15. Mr. O'Reilly [3:45]
16. Asking Questions [4:27]
17. Under the Microscope [2:20]
18. Bad News [1:26]
19. Nonexistent [3:44]
20. They Also Serve... [2:22]
Side #2 -- The Man Who Never Was, Side B: Widescreen
1. Main Titles [2:06]
2. To Fool the Enemy [4:02]
3. Flatmates [1:38]
4. Operation Mincemeat [3:20]
5. Pros and Cons [1:59]
6. No Problem [3:36]
7. The Body [1:40]
8. "Dearest Willie" [2:05]
9. Official Letter [2:44]
10. Major Martin [1:46]
11. On Board [3:25]
12. The Launch [5:58]
13. Washed Ashore [:35]
14. Good Job [3:34]
15. Mr. O'Reilly [3:45]
16. Asking Questions [4:27]
17. Under the Microscope [2:20]
18. Bad News [1:26]
19. Nonexistent [3:44]
20. They Also Serve... [2:22]

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