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The Man Who Never Was

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Original title
The Man Who Never Was
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Nigel Balchin (Book: Ewen Montagu)
Music
Alan Rawsthorne
Cinematography
Oswald Morris
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-United States; 20th Century-Fox Film
Genre
War. Drama | II World War. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
British Intelligence during World War II is trying to get the German High Command to shift it's forces away from Italy prior to the invasion. To create the illusion of a plan for England to invade Greece a dead body is to be procured, allowed to be found with secret papers on him by Spanish authorities who will send the papers on to the Germans, or that's the plan. First they have to find a body that will look drowned, and create an identity for him that will pass the examination of the German agent who is sure to check him out. Based on a true story.
Awards
1956: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1956: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best British Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1956: National Board of Review: Top 10 Bets Films
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