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The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1970 (UK)
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A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

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Alan Cooke

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John Hale (screenplay), Edward Simpson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... John Soames
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Bergen
Nigel Davenport ... Dr. Maitland
Christian Roberts ... Thomas Fleming
Donal Donnelly ... Joe Allan
Norman Jones ... Davis
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Nicholls
Vickery Turner Vickery Turner ... Naomi
Judy Parfitt ... Jenny Bannerman
Scott Forbes ... Richard Bannerman
Joe McPartland Joe McPartland ... Inspector Moore
Pamela Moiseiwitsch Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Girl on Train (as Pamela Moseiwitsch)
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ... Sgt. Clifford
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Guard
Esmond Webb Esmond Webb ... Ticket Seller
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Since his birth, 30 years ago, John Soames is in a coma. Now he's operated and brought to life in a neurologic clinic. A tense plan shall make him develop from a 30 years old baby to a man, but there's no time for the love and care a normal baby would receive. He manages to flee... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Can this baby kill?

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que nace de nuevo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alan Lake (actor married to Diana Dors) is one of the journalists in observation area, above location of surgery on John Soames, watching. See more »

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Great talents, disappointing film
14 June 2015 | by moosish-628-965954See all my reviews

Robert Vaughn and Terence Stamp are two of my all-time favorite actors, and they never give disappointing performances. However, even their prodigious talents couldn't save this film. The film descends into hackneyed clichés and ultimately disappoints. It wound up being a cross between "Charly" and "Frankenstein."

I should add that it was great seeing Judy Parfitt (currently one of the nuns on "Call The Midwife" on the PBS series) in her much-younger days, and Nigel Davenport, an under-appreciated actor who should have been given more leading roles during his long career, imho.

In summary, I think it's worthwhile to see this film once, if only for the great cast.


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