The Lost Man
|The Lost Man|
|Directed by||Robert Alan Aurthur|
|Produced by||Edward Muhl
|Screenplay by||Robert Alan Aurthur|
|Based on||Odd Man Out
by F.L. Green
|Music by||Quincy Jones|
|Cinematography||Gerald Perry Finnerman|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.85 million (US/ Canada rentals)|
Former US Army lieutenant Jason Higgs (Sidney Poitier), after becoming a black militant during the 1960s Black Revolutionary Movement, is wounded as he pulls a payroll heist to help imprisoned brothers, and has to hide from the police. Social worker Cathy Ellis (Joanna Shimkus) falls in love with Higgs while helping him elude capture.
- Sidney Poitier as Jason Higgs
- Joanna Shimkus as Cathy Ellis
- Al Freeman, Jr. as Dennis Lawrence
- Michael Tolan as Inspector Hamilton
- Richard Dysart as Bernie
- David Steinberg as Photographer
- Paul Winfield as Orville Turner
- Beverly Todd as Sally Carter
- Vonetta McGee as Diane Lawrence
Poitier met his second wife, Joanna Shimkus, during the making of this movie.
- "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15
- Canby, Vincent (June 26, 1969). "The Lost Man (1969) 'The Lost Man' Opens Here:Poitier in Lead Role as a Black Militant Four Other Films Also Start Local Runs". The New York Times.
- Ebert, Roger (June 27, 1969). "The Lost Man (1969)".
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