The Man Who Came Back
Charles Farrell in a scene from the film.
Directed byRaoul Walsh
Written byJules Eckert Goodman (play)
Edwin J. Burke
Based onThe Man Who Came Back (1912)
by John Fleming Wilson
Produced byRaoul Walsh
StarringJanet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 11, 1931 (1931-01-11)
Running time
74 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.4 million[1]

The Man Who Came Back is a 1931 American Pre-Code romantic 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.[2]

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).



  1. ^ Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p 942 accessed April 19, 2014
  2. ^ "The Man Who Came Back – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB".