The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved   |    |  War, Drama

The Man Who Never Was (1956) Poster

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.


Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

16 July 2002 | Emerenciano
| Interesting!
This is a great movie about WWII. I know we don't have scenes of battles and violence, but maybe this is one of this movie's advantages. I don't think blood and shots are really necessary to make a film about a war. Wars are not only made of guns and soldiers, but also of officers who make plans and articulate attacks while they're in secret rooms using every kind of ways to confuse the enemy. In this movie it is decided that British forces would use a corpse with false documents attracting Nazis attention to Greece while the Allied Forces would land in Italy. Easy, but fascinating plot! Watch it!

My rate 8/10

Critic Reviews


Release Date:

9 May 1956


English, German, Spanish, Latin

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

London, England, UK

Contribute to this page

User Polls

The Man Who...

IMDb Picks: Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

The IMDb editors have selected the films they're most excited to see in 2021. Have you added these movies to your Watchlist?

Browse our picks

Back in the Day: Sundance Stars Then and Now

Before they were famous, these stars brought their movies to the Sundance Film Festival. Here are some well-known faces from the history of the fest.

See the full gallery

More To Explore

Search on