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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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HE'S NOT HIMSELF! ...Even his bride thinks he's two other fellows...! See more »


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12 January 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Itt állok eltemetve  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Its earliest documented television broadcast occurred Sunday 4 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); after WWII, WNBT gave television viewers another look at it Tuesday 6 September 1949, and it was frequently shown thereafter. 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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