Based on fact, THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS provides marvelous entertainment and not too few thrills. Webb is a British intelligence officer who conceives an elaborate hoax to outwit the Germans in WW II, gulling them into believing that the Allies intend to invade Greece, not Sicily, in 1943.
After receiving permission to go ahead with what the high command skeptically considers an impractical plan, Webb, his assistant Flemyng, and others locate the body of a young man, Kelsall's son, and preserve it while a fake identity is created. The dead man becomes "Major Martin," an intelligence
officer who carries not only military identification but other papers that establish t...