Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable... Written by
Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut." See more »
After Dr. Laurience transfers minds between himself and Dick Haslewood, Haslewood-now in Laurience's body-slams his restraint chair against the wall of his transfer booth, thereby shattering the glass, to effect his escape from the incoming gas. Moments later, however, when Clare and the police return Dick and the doctor to their respective chambers for mind re-transference, that booth is once-again intact and undamaged. See more »
[Possessed by Clayton's mind and reading Who's Who to get the background of his new identity]
If Haslewood is to have a future, he must have a past.
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This film was called : "The Man Who Lived Again" and released on Sept. 11, 1936 which was produced in England. It depicts a home on the outskirts of London. Dr. Laurience (Boris Karloff) creates an invention that can transpose the mind of one person to the body of another. His only assistant is Clayton (Donald Calthrop), a paralytic with a fatal brain disease. A very rich man Lord Haslewood (Frank Cellier) finances Dr. Laurience's experiments. Fellow scientists discover that Dr. Laurience's experiments are unbelieveable. Karloff keeps transferring brains from one person to another without success. Finally he shares his secret with his beautiful assistant, Clare(Anne Lee) who appeared with Karloff in "Bedlam" who lives in London at the age of 90 years. Anne Lee last performed in "What Can I Do?" in 1994. Dr. Laurience loses control of himself and takes his invention to the grave. This is a true classic film of Boris Karloff.
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