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Death Takes a Holiday (1934) Poster

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial television broadcast took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 6 January 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2). In Milwaukee it first aired 14 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Detroit 19 October 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Seattle 20 October 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in San Francisco 30 January 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5), in New York City 2 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2), in St. Louis 11 February 1960 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Philadelphia 11 April 1960 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Toledo 26 April 1960 on WTOL and finally by Chicago 10 October 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 24 November 2009 as part of the Universal Vault Series and has also been granted an occasional airing on Turner Classic Movies during the intervening years.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 22, 1937 with Fredric March reprising his film role.
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Claudette Colbert was initially slated for the role of Grazia.
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Katharine Hepburn was fired from the film.
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Edward Van Sloan was in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Doctor Valle," but he never appears in the movie.
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The English version of the play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 26 December 1929 and closed in June 1930 after 180 performances. The opening night cast included Rose Hobart and Philip Merivale.
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