The Man in the Road
|The Man in the Road|
|Directed by||Lance Comfort|
|Produced by||Charles Leeds|
|Written by||Anthony Armstrong (novel) |
|Starring||Derek Farr |
|Music by||Bruce Campbell|
|Edited by||Jim Connock|
|Distributed by||Grand National (UK) |
Republic Pictures (US)
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. It was based on a popular contemporary novel He Was Found in the Road by Anthony Armstrong.
A brilliant scientist suffering from amnesia is hunted by Communist agents in search of a secret formula.
- Derek Farr - Ivan Mason/Doctor James Paxton
- Ella Raines - Rhona Ellison
- Donald Wolfit - Professor Cattrell
- Lisa Daniely - Nurse Mitzi
- Bruce Beeby - Doctor Manning
- Russell Napier - Superintendent Davidson of Scotland Yard
- Cyril Cusack - Doctor Kelly
- Frederick Piper - Inspector Hayman
- Karel Stepanek - Dmitri Balinkev
- Olive Sloane - Mrs Lemming, the landlady
- Alfred Maron - Ambulance driver
- John Welsh - Employer
- Britmovie called the film a "fast-paced, implausible, but engrossing Cold War spy thriller."
- 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."
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