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His Double Life (1933)

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

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12 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Itt állok eltemetve  »

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This film is an Eddie Dowling production; Paramount Pictures production number 1473. It was sold off by Paramount to Atlantic Pictures Corporation for re-release in 1938, and then to Astor Pictures Corporation for re-release and television presentation in 1940, and is now believed to be in the public domain. See more »

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Version of The Great Adventure (1921) See more »

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Springtime in Old Granada
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Written by James F. Hanley and Karl Stark
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Forgotten screwball charmer by young & sweet LILLIAN GISH!
22 February 2002 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, His Double Life is a sweet, charming adaptation of the venerable Arnold Bennett play Buried Alive. Roland Young plays Priam Farrell, a famous and reclusive artist who is loath to return to London to accept a knighthood. Hoping to drop out of sight, Farrell trades identities with his recently deceased valet. So far as the world is concerned, Farrell himself has died, allowing him to start life all over again with spinster Alice (Lillian Gish), whom he - or rather the man he is pretending to be - had been corresponding with through a matrimonial bureau. Complications arise when the dead valet's family pops up with the intention of accusing Young of bigamy! Filmed at the Astoria Studios in Long Island, His Double Life was for many years withdrawn from circulation because of its 1943 remake, Holy Matrimony.


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