The sad news of Sydney Poitier’s death reminded us that he once filmed a movie in Philadelphia called The Lost Man. Accordining to Wikipedia the story line is a former US Army lieutenant Jason Higgs (Sidney Poitier), after becoming a black militant during the 1960s Black Revolutionary Movement, is wounded as he pulls a payroll heist to help imprisoned brothers, and has to hide from the police. Social worker Cathy Ellis (Joanna Shimkus) falls in love with Higgs while helping him elude capture. Joanna Shimkus became Poitier’s wife in real life.
The payroll heist scenes were filmed at the old GE factory buildings on Elmwood Avenue. We have a couple clips from the film that shows Tilden Middle School in the background.