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The Man Who Never Was

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The Man Who Never Was
Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Ronald Neame
Release Date March 16, 1956
Language English
Studio Sumar Film Productions
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu Clifton Webb
Lucy Sherwood Gloria Grahame
Lt. George Acres Robert Flemyng
Pam Josephine Griffin
Patrick O'Reilly Stephen Boyd
Adm. Cross Laurence Naismith
Sir Bernard Spilsbury André Morell

The Man Who Never Was is a 1956 British movie directed by Ronald Neame, based on the 1954 book of the same name by Ewen Montagu. Montagu also makes a cameo appearance in the film as an air marshal. The film, which largely follows the real-life events of Operation Mincemeat as described in the non-fiction book, tells how a deception operation is prepared and carried out by British intelligence during World War II that was intended to convince the Axis powers that Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily) would take place elsewhere.

The story was also told in the 2022 movie Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth as Lt. Cmdr. Ewen Montagu.

The following weapons were used in the film The Man Who Never Was:


Mauser M1895 Carbine

Spanish police officers and soldiers are armed with M1895 carbines.

Carabina Modelo 1895 - 7x57mm Mauser
A carbine is seen in the background while the corpse is examined.
Another police officer stands with his carbine.
The muzzle can be seen on the right.
Spanish honor guards firing their carbines at the funeral.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

At least one Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* is carried by a Scottish soldier in London.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark III* - .303 British
The SMLE is seen in center behind the left bag.


Luger P08

A Luger P08 is supplied to Patrick O'Reilly (Stephen Boyd) by the Germans.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Patrick O'Reilly takes the Luger out of the case...
...and looks at it.
He moves the toggle-action.
Another view of his Luger.

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