The Man Who Never Was

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The Man Who Never Was is a 1956 Second World War film, based on the book of the same name by Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu and dramatising actual events. The film was directed by Ronald Neame and starred Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame and Robert Flemyng. read more

The Man Who Never Was is a 1956 Second World War film, based on the book of the same name by Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu and dramatising actual events. The film was directed by Ronald Neame and starred Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame and Robert Flemyng. It is about Operation Mincemeat, a 1943 British Intelligence plan to deceive the Axis powers into thinking Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily, would take place elsewhere. It was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Nigel Balchin's screenplay won the BAFTA for that year.

Original Release

03/15/1956

Cast

Clifton Webb Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu
Gloria Grahame Lucy Sherwood
Robert Flemyng Lt. George Acres
Josephine Griffin Pam
Stephen Boyd Patrick O'Reilly
Laurence Naismith Adm. Cross
Geoffrey Keen Gen. Nye
Cyril Cusack Taxi Driver
André Morell Sir Bernard Spilsbury
Michael Hordern Gen. Coburn
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ronald Neame

Writers

Nigel Balchin, Ewen Montagu

Cast

Clifton Webb Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu
Gloria Grahame Lucy Sherwood
Robert Flemyng Lt. George Acres
Josephine Griffin Pam
Stephen Boyd Patrick O'Reilly
Laurence Naismith Adm. Cross
Geoffrey Keen Gen. Nye
Cyril Cusack Taxi Driver
André Morell Sir Bernard Spilsbury
Michael Hordern Gen. Coburn
Allan Cuthbertson Vice-Admiral
Moultrie Kelsall The Father
William Russell Joe
Terence Longdon Larry (as Terence Longden)
Peter Sellers
Ewen Montagu
Joan Hickson Landlady
Gibb McLaughlin Club Porter
Miles Malleson Scientist
William Squire Lt. Jewell

Producers

Editors

Peter Taylor

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