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The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

The Man Who Changed His Mind (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 November 1936 (USA)
Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

L. du Garde Peach (screenplay) (as L. Du Garde Peach), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Laurience / Dick Haslewood
John Loder ... Dick Haslewood / Dr. Laurience
Anna Lee ... Dr. Clare Wyatt
Frank Cellier ... Lord Haslewood / Clayton
Donald Calthrop ... Clayton / Lord Haslewood
Cecil Parker ... Dr. Gratton
Lyn Harding ... Prof. Holloway
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Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable... Written by Shelley Hatfield

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Maniac Who Lived Again See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the time that the film was made, Anna Lee (Dr. Clare Wyatt) was the wife of the director Robert Stevenson. They were married from 1934 to 1944. See more »

Goofs

After Dr. Laurience transfers minds between himself and Dick Haslewood, Haslewood-now in Laurience's body-slams his restraint chair against the wall of his transfer booth, thereby shattering the glass, to effect his escape from the incoming gas. Moments later, however, when Clare and the police return Dick and the doctor to their respective chambers for mind re-transference, that booth is once-again intact and undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Clare Wyatt: [as Dick enters the room] Hello! Why aren't you in C Street?
Dick Haslewood: I've been checking up on Laurence, and he's not the kind of thing a girl should know.
Dr. Clare Wyatt: Dick, we've been over that before.
Dick Haslewood: Oh, but you don't know the half of it. He's arrived in England with a couple of monkeys and claims he's discovered the human soul.
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He's quite mad and it'll never work—or will it?
27 June 2012 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

"There's always something queer about a genius," argues brainy and beautiful young doctor Anna Lee; she is leaving the medical establishment—and ditching her handsome boyfriend—to join exiled former colleague Boris Karloff, whose brilliant past work has been recently overshadowed by his pursuit of ideas and research just a little too weird.

Brilliant and eccentric, yes; but is he mad? "I shall show you strange things about the mind of man," Karloff says. In his complex and visually impressive laboratory, he claims to have developed a process to take the "thought content" out of one brain and put it into another—basically, to switch brains. He tries it on two chimps…but would it work on humans?

Lee and Karloff are both very good, especially in the wonderfully intense scenes in which they spar over the limits, the purpose, the morality of science. Each character derives strength, meets powerful resistance from the other; each actor seems to draw energy from the other's presence as well.

The supporting cast includes John Loder as the boyfriend who would prefer that Lee stay in the city and marry him; he follows her out to the sticks and eventually manages to get mixed up in the plot. Not exactly the standard dashing rescuer—in fact, quite the opposite.

A very exciting climax tops off this suspenseful and well-written thriller. A gorgeous and fully furnished mad scientist's laboratory, too!


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