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.


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

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  1. Jonathon
    March 7, 2019

    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

    Great to see it for the 1st time! Very rarely seen anywhere, even online.

    Thanks so much for uploading this rare gem!

    November 18, 2019

    Loved This movie.thanks for putting it online..have anymore…this movie should be on dvd

  4. Earl Wilson
    January 19, 2022

    This is an exciting heist film featuring Sidney Poitier dramatic acting and his outstanding supporting cast members. I am glad to see this rare 1996 gem of a movie again, a must see.

  5. Jennifer Walden
    April 28, 2022

    I’ve been searching g high and low for this. Its been impossible to see even a trailer before now. Thank you so much for this. Can’t wait to dive in. I thought I’d seen all of Poitier movies until I heard about this one. Thanks again!!

  6. Justin
    September 8, 2022

    THEY got married in real life, had a NICE life together and FREE of American style racism.

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