It Happened to One Man

It Happened to One Man is a 1940 British drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Nora Swinburne and Marta Labarr. The screenplay was scripted by Paul Merzbach and Nina Jarcis, based on the play of the same name by John Hastings Turner and Roland Pertwee. Produced by Victor Hanbury's British Eagle Productions,

It Happened to One Man
Directed byPaul L. Stein[1]
Produced byVictor Hanbury[1]
Screenplay byPaul Merzbach[1]
Nina Jarcis[1]
Based onthe play, It Happened to One Man
by John Hastings Turner and Roland Pertwee[1]
StarringWilfrid Lawson
Nora Swinburne
Marta Labarr [2]
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
British Eagle Productions[2]
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures[2]
Release date
12 October 1940
  • February 22, 1941 (1941-02-22) (US)[1]
Running time
81 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was distributed in the United States by RKO Pictures, and premiered in New York City at the Little Carnegie Playhouse on 22 February 1941.



  1. "It Happened to One Man". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  2. Jewell, Richard B.; Harbin, Vernon (1982). The RKO Story. New York: Arlington House. p. 157. ISBN 0-517-546566.
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