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Director:
Writers:
L. du Garde Peach (screenplay) &
Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 November 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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)

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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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (British Acoustic)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1937) | Germany:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video)

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Trivia:
Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Lord Haslewood:[after proposing to sponsor his experiments] May I take it then, Dr. Laurience, that you agree?
Clayton:[In a cautionary tone] You'll be sorry if you do.
Dr. Laurience:[Insistent] I must work in my own way.
Lord Haslewood:[Looking around at the seediness of the setting] How can you work in this atmosphere?
Clayton:[Sarcastically] If you refer to the smell of bacon, it is no obstacle to scientific research.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Made in 1936 and movies still copy its script, 16 October 2012
Author: siderite from Romania

It's difficult to say that a movie from the 30s is filled with clichés, because at the time they weren't so. The mad scientist, the arrogant businessman, the cocky boyfriend and the kind and clever woman, they are all here and doing the same things they do in today's movies. Perhaps at time time they were book stereotypes...

How we can't improve on the story of films after 80 years is a testament of our complacency as humans. Perhaps this is why mad scientists appear, they are only men of science at the beginning, but the world drives them mad. There is such a scene in the movie and one of the few in the genre that try to explain the desperation that takes one to do insane things. In this time, the madness of the scientist is a given and nobody cares why he does it, only that he die in an explosion wild eyed and screaming "Noo!".

All in all, a classic of horror.

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