|The Man Who Came Back|
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Written by||Jules Eckert Goodman (play)|
Edwin J. Burke
|Based on||The Man Who Came Back (1912)|
by John Fleming Wilson
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Box office||$1.4 million|
The Man Who Came Back is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. The movie was adapted to screen by Edwin J. Burke from the play by Jules Eckert Goodman.
A Fox property for many years, it had been filmed before in the silent era in 1924 with George O'Brien and Dorothy Mackaill in the leads. A Spanish-language version called Road of Hell was made in the same year.
Gaynor and Farrell made almost a dozen films together, including Frank Borzage's classics Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), and Lucky Star (1929); Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress for the first two and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927).