The Man in the Road

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]

The Man in the Road
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byCharles Leeds
Written byAnthony Armstrong (novel)
Guy Morgan
StarringDerek Farr
Ella Raines
Donald Wolfit
Lisa Daniely
Music byBruce Campbell
CinematographyStanley Pavey
Edited byJim Connock
Gibraltar Films
Distributed byGrand National (UK)
Republic Pictures (US)
Release date
March 1956
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

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


Critical reception

  • Britmovie called the film a "fast-paced, implausible, but engrossing Cold War spy thriller."[2]
  • 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."[4]


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