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The Man Who Never Was (1956)

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103 min | War, Drama

True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.
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Writers
Ewen Montagu (book) (as The Hon. Ewen Montagu C.B.E. D.L. Q.C.) | Nigel Balchin (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 14, 1956

Release date
Apr 3, 1956 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Clifton Webb
Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu   See fewer
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Gloria Grahame
Lucy Sherwood Lucy Sherwood   See fewer
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Robert Flemyng
Lt. George Acres Lt. George Acres   See fewer
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Stephen Boyd
Patrick O'Reilly Patrick O'Reilly   See fewer
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Laurence Naismith
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Geoffrey Keen
Gen. Nye Gen. Nye   See fewer
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Moultrie Kelsall
The Father The Father   See fewer
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Cyril Cusack
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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André Morell
Sir Bernard Spilsbury Sir Bernard Spilsbury   See fewer
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Michael Hordern
Gen. Cockburn Gen. Cockburn   See fewer
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Allan Cuthbertson
Vice-Admiral Vice-Admiral   See fewer
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Joan Hickson
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Terence Longdon
Larry (as Terence Longden) Larry (as Terence Longden)   See fewer
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Gibb McLaughlin
Club Porter Club Porter   See fewer
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Miles Malleson
Scientist Scientist   See fewer
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William Squire
Lt. Jewell Lt. Jewell   See fewer
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Richard Wattis
Shop Assistant Shop Assistant   See fewer
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Ronald Adam
Adams (uncredited) Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gordon Bell
Customs Officer (uncredited) Customs Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Brill
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Brown
French (uncredited) French (uncredited)   See fewer
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D.A. Clarke-Smith
Consul Laurence (uncredited) Consul Laurence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cummings
Submariner (uncredited) Submariner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Duering
German Agent (uncredited) German Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wolf Frees
Adm. Canaris (uncredited) Adm. Canaris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everley Gregg
Club Matron (uncredited) Club Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Halpin
American Officer (uncredited) American Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Lamble
Passport Officer (uncredited) Passport Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ewen Montagu
Air Marshal (uncredited) Air Marshal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brian Oulton
Wills Officer (uncredited) Wills Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cicely Paget-Bowman
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Peake
Sailor on Submarine (uncredited) Sailor on Submarine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerhard Puritz
German Colonel (uncredited) German Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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François Périer
Clerk of British Embassy (uncredited) Clerk of British Embassy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Sellers
Winston Churchill (voice) (uncredited) Winston Churchill (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Welsh
Bank Manager (uncredited) Bank Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Williams
Adm. Mountbatten (uncredited) Adm. Mountbatten (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 3,913 votes