The Man from Nowhere (1937 film)

The Man from Nowhere (French: L'Homme de nulle part) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Pierre Blanchar, Isa Miranda and Catherine Fonteney.[1] It was made at the Cines Studios in Rome, and based on Luigi Pirandello's 1904 novel Il fu Mattia Pascal. A separate Italian-language version of the film was also produced.

The Man from Nowhere
Directed byPierre Chenal
Produced byMichel Kagansky
Christian Stengel
Written byLuigi Pirandello (play)
Pierre Chenal
Christian Stengel
Armand Salacrou
Roger Vitrac
StarringPierre Blanchar
Isa Miranda
Catherine Fonteney
Music byJacques Ibert
CinematographyJoseph-Louis Mundwiller
Edited byPierre Chenal
Général Productions
Ala-Colosseum Film
Distributed bySociété d'Édition et de Location de Films
Release date
19 February 1937
Running time
92 minutes

It was a popular success, and was re-released in 1942.

The film's sets were designed by Guido Fiorini.



  1. Goble p.800


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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