The Lost Man (1969)

In this crime drama, an African American ex-Army officer forms a militant organization to fight for equal rights and equal pay. Their trouble begins when he and his crusading commandos rob a factory to help pay the bail of jailed colleagues. Loosely based on the 1947 Carol Reed film “Odd Man Out.”

Director: Robert Alan Aurthur.
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman, Jr., Michael Tolan, Richard Dysart, Leon Bibb, David Steinberg, Richard Dysart, Bernie Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Beverly Todd, Vonetta McGee, Dick Anthony Williams, Dolph Sweet, Arnold Williams, Virginia Capers.

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Many thanks to Mary for sending me a copy of this movie.

2 Comments

  1. Jonathon
    March 7, 2019
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    I saw this about three years ago. I’d been desperate to see it for a while. A lot of people were saying it was the trickiest Sidney Poitier movie to get hold of at the time. I got hold of it through a friend in Canada who got hold of it for me. The plot reminded me a lot of ODD MAN OUT, with additional racial and urban themes thrown in. Enjoyed it on the whole and have been eager to see it again – thanks to you, I can now give it that re-watch!

  2. R.Alvarez
    April 2, 2019
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    Great to see it for the 1st time! Very rarely seen anywhere, even online.

    Thanks so much for uploading this rare gem!

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