The Lost Man

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The Lost Man
The Lost Man.jpg
Directed by Robert Alan Aurthur
Produced by Edward Muhl
Melville Tucker
Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur
Based on Odd Man Out
by F.L. Green
Starring Sidney Poitier
Joanna Shimkus
Music by Quincy Jones
Cinematography Gerald Perry Finnerman
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • June 25, 1969 (1969-06-25) (New York City, New York)
  • July 11, 1969 (1969-07-11) (United States)
Running time
122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.85 million (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

The Lost Man is a 1969 American drama film, written and directed by Robert Alan Aurthur, loosely based on F.L. Green's novel Odd Man Out, which was made originally into a 1947 film with James Mason.


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.


Critical Response[edit]

The New York Times gave the film a lukewarm review upon its release,[2] though a review by Roger Ebert was more positive, albeit with reservations.[3]


Poitier met his second wife, Joanna Shimkus, during the making of this movie.


The soundtrack was produced and performed by Quincy Jones, and was released on Universal Records.

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