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His Double Life (1933)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 January 1934 (USA)
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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the identity of his former servant, but finds himself faced with constant dilemmas as a result. Written by Snow Leopard

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She was the better half of his double life. See more »

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Mr. Farrel's Dobbeltliv  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Version of Holy Matrimony (1943) See more »

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How Much Better Monty Wooley plays the same role in HOLY MATRIMONY.
5 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In just ten years, the film industry has taken the motion picture, HIS

DOUBLE LIFE, and with the assistance of a far superior cast

produced HOLY MATRIMONY in 1943.

Roland Young, famed for his role as Cosmo Topper, bumbles

through his role of Priam Farrel, while Monty Wooley brings the

power of the recluse role into the tower of strength it must be.

Gracie Fields brings a profound heart warming love to the role so

adequately played by Lillian Gish.

Laird Cregar is the scheming art dealer, whose greed brings the

remake a far superior production.

I have always regarded HOLY MATRIMONY as a TEN. HIS DOUBLE LIFE is only a five, when one compares the true

emotions of love and greed so prominent in the remake.


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