The Man Who Came Back (1931 film)

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The Man Who Came Back
Charles Farrell The Man Who Came Back 1931.jpg
Charles Farrell in a scene from the film.
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Written by Jules Eckert Goodman (play)
Edwin J. Burke
Starring Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 11, 1931 (1931-01-11)
Running time
74 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.4 million[1]

The Man Who Came Back is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. The movie was adapted to screen by Edwin J. Burke from the play by Jules Eckert Goodman.

A Fox property for many years, it had been filmed before in the silent era in 1924 with George O'Brien and Dorothy Mackaill in the leads. A Spanish language version called Road of Hell was made in the same year.

Gaynor and Farrell made almost a dozen films together, including Frank Borzage's classics Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), and Lucky Star (1929); Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress for the first two and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927).

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