|It Happened to One Man|
|Directed by||Paul L. Stein|
|Screenplay by|| Paul Merzbach |
|Based on||the play, It Happened to One Man|
by John Hastings Turner and Roland Pertwee
|Produced by||Victor Hanbury|
|Starring|| Wilfrid Lawson |
|Cinematography||Walter J. Harvey|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|12 October 1940 |
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It was distributed in the United States by RKO Pictures, and premiered in New York City at the Little Carnegie Playhouse on 22 February 1941.
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