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The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back

The Man Who Came Back 1914


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The Man Who Came Back 1914

United Kingdom Director. Charles Weston

Dramas in the early days of WWI often focused on individual acts of heroism, as they had during the Boer War era. With little aesthetic or dramatic progression since those early reconstructions, The Man Who Came Back seems, in some ways, a pale imitation of AEW Mason's The Four Feathers. But the plot introduces an interesting class angle, with the hero condemning the irresponsible upper classes.

Directed by

Charles Weston


Arthur Finn


World War I Military honours Heroism


1915 on Film Cinema of WWI




United Kingdom



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