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The Man Who Lived Again (1936)
"The Man Who Changed His Mind" (original title)

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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

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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 Shelley Hatfield

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1 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Doctor Maniac Who Lived Again  »

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(British Acoustic)

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Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Clayton: It's the first time you've taken any interest in food since you've been here.
Dr. Laurience: It's the first time there's been any!
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he wanted to give us life and we rejected his ideas
8 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Man Who Changed His Mind" is hokey, but quite admirable. Boris Karloff plays the title character, who figures out a way to switch people's brains, but gets rejected by the scientific community. So, he engages in an unauthorized experiment with a high-ranking lord in order to further his own interests. It all comes down to a final showdown.

The movie sort of reminded me of Karloff's later movie "The Man They Could Not Hang". That was another one where he came up with a new, controversial experiment but got rejected by the scientific community (needless to say, he got his revenge).

So, it's a nice, silly way to pass time. As always, Karloff's face is practically half of his character. And Anna Lee is really hot! PS: director Robert Stevenson also directed "Mary Poppins".


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