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Director:
Writers:
L. du Garde Peach (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
1 November 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Boris Karloff ... Dr. Laurience
John Loder ... Dick Haslewood

Anna Lee ... Dr. Clare Wyatt
Frank Cellier ... Lord Haslewood
Donald Calthrop ... Clayton
Cecil Parker ... Dr. Gratton

Lyn Harding ... Prof. Holloway
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clive Morton ... Journalist (uncredited)
Bryan Powley ... Unspecified role (uncredited)
D.J. Williams ... Landlord (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
L. du Garde Peach (screenplay) (as L. Du Garde Peach) &
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) &
John L. Balderston (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Balcon .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hubert Bath (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack E. Cox  (as Jack Cox)
 
Film Editing by
R.E. Dearing 
Alfred Roome 
Ben Hipkins (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
 
Costume Design by
Molyneux (dresses)
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound recordist (as W. Salter)
Charles Poulton .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molyneux .... dresses
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Louis Levy .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Man Who Changed His Mind" - UK (original title)
"Doctor Maniac Who Lived Again" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic)
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Trivia:
Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut."See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Clare Wyatt:[as the cab stops before the manor house] Aren't you going to take me to the door.
Cab driver:I don't go to THAT door.
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Forgotten Karloff Masterpiece, 17 December 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

What a delightful surprise this little movie turned out to be! I had read in Michael Weldon's "Psychotronic Encyclopedia" that "The Man Who Changed His Mind" was a seldom-seen Karloff film that was considered to be quite excellent, but until last night had never seen it before. The film turns out to be a beautifully done piece on the by-now-overdone theme of mind/body transfer. It is impeccably acted by the entire cast, features gorgeous black-and-white photography and great use of shadow, stylish direction, more-than-adequate effects and a witty script. The picture really does MOVE; there are no wasted scenes or sluggish passages to speak of whatsoever. Anna Lee, who would costar with Karloff again 10 years later in the 1946 picture "Bedlam," is excellent (and beautiful) here as Karloff's assistant, and the actor Frank Cellier almost steals the film as the lord and publisher who receives the mind of Karloff's wheelchair-bound helper. But the film belongs to Karloff, and he runs with it. This may very well be his best film of the 1930s, with the exception of the Franky films and "The Black Cat," of course, and that's really saying something. Fans of classic horror should all rejoice that this terrific and relatively unknown example of British '30s horror is now widely available in a pristine-looking DVD. To be succinct...loved it.

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