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The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league ... See full summary »

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Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Jean Bart (play), Jean Bart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Claude Rains ... Paul Verin
Joan Bennett ... Adele Verin
Lionel Atwill ... Henry Dumont
Juanita Quigley ... Linette Verin (as Baby Jane)
Henry O'Neill ... Fernand de Marnay
Henry Armetta ... Laurent
Wallace Ford ... 'Curly'
Lawrence Grant ... Marchant
William B. Davidson ... Charles (as William Davidson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Wood ... Margot (scenes deleted)
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A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem que Reclamou a Cabeça See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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a neglected political masterpiece
31 July 2004 | by alannasserSee all my reviews

This is an extraordinarily well filmed and written movie. And it'd have a hard time getting produced and distributed today. The Claude Raines character finds his Leftish anti-war writings used by war makers to promote World War I. His efforts to set things right are portrayed as ruthlessly blocked by elements the film portrays as both pushing the war in their own interests and essentially running the government: a ruling class consisting of the corporate elite in the form of munitions-manufacturing interests.

This is quite a political film, dark, tense and tragic. A neglected masterpiece.


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