The movie was written by Michael Roemer and Robert M. Young and directed by Roemer. The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Nothing But a Man was reputedly the favorite film of Malcolm X.
The Original soundtrack was released by Motown Records (M630}in 1964,and on CD in 1996.
Track listing 1. Heat Wave, (Love Is Like A) - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 2. Fingertips (Pt. II) - Little Stevie Wonder 3. That's The Way I Feel - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 4. Come On Home - Holland & Dozier 5. This Is When I Need You Most - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 6. I'll Try Something New - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 7. Way Over There - The Marvelettes 8. Mickey's Monkey - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 9. You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells 10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (live) 11. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells (live)