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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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Very enjoyable with one of Karloff's best performances, such a shame that it is seldom seen See more (26 total) »

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:
Clayton:The great scientist's assistant, washing up a coffee pot!
Dr. Clare Wyatt:When did you wash it last?
Clayton:Never.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable with one of Karloff's best performances, such a shame that it is seldom seen, 20 April 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Boris Karloff is reason enough to see any film of his. The Man Who Changed His Mind is not an exception. At 62 minutes, I did think it was too short, you'd expect a TV episode to be that length but not so much a film, and John Loder is rather stiff as a character that is not particularly interesting. However, The Man Who Changed His Mind is well shot with sets that add to the atmosphere. The music score, while it's never going to be one of my favourites, fits with the mood very well, with some memorable parts and it never overbears the drama. The dialogue is tongue-in-cheek and witty, advantaged also by being delivered with zest by the cast. The idea in variations has been done to death, but you don't care here because the story is suspenseful, fun and always interesting with not a moment when it drags. Other plot points such as the love triangle bring a touching yet never over-saccharine element to it but sensibly kept at minimum. Anna Lee is radiant in looks and proves to be a sympathetic actress also. Frank Cellier and Donald Calthrop are great as well, but Boris Karloff comes off best in one of his best ever performances, when he's on screen you cannot look away from him. To conclude, it is a shame that The Man Who Changed His Mind is seldom seen, it's not perfect but Karloff's performance especially makes for a film that I found myself enjoying a lot. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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