The Man in the Road

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The Man in the Road
The Man in the Road FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lance Comfort
Produced by Charles Leeds
Written by Anthony Armstrong (novel)
Guy Morgan
Starring Derek Farr
Ella Raines
Donald Wolfit
Lisa Daniely
Music by Bruce Campbell
Cinematography Stanley Pavey
Edited by Jim Connock
Gibraltar Films
Distributed by Grand National (UK)
Republic Pictures (US)
Release date
March 1956
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Man in the Road is a 1956 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit and Cyril Cusack.[1] It was based on a popular contemporary novel He Was Found in the Road by Anthony Armstrong.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

A brilliant scientist suffering from amnesia is hunted by Communist agents in search of a secret formula.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

  • Britmovie called the film a "fast-paced, implausible, but engrossing Cold War spy thriller."[4]
  • TV Guide wrote, "the complicated plot never really amounts to anything more than predictable propaganda, though a capable cast handles the material in a professional and convincing manner."[5]


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