The Man Who Never Was (1956) Ronald Neame, Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, War, Drama

British Intelligence during World War II is trying to get the German High Command to shift its forces away from Italy prior to the invasion. To create the illusion that England is in fact planning to invade Greece, they plan to procure a dead body, plant secret papers on it, and arrange for the Spanish authorities to find it and send the papers on to the Germans. That’s the plan, anyway. First they have to find a body that will look drowned, then create an identity for it that will pass German scrutiny. Based on a true story.

Gripping in its adherance to detail, this film casts every role perfectly. The always underrated Gloria Grahame lends the film an unexpected emotional pop, and all others are perfectly in character in executing a complex plan. This movie demands its audience’s attention and plays to your intelligence. In other words, it would never be made today! Well worth seeing.



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Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: War, Drama | Director: Ronald Neame

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