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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 »
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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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For what it is, it is super and very effective 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)

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)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Boris Karloff's second feature in Britain, filmed March 3-mid April 1936, followed quickly by "Juggernaut."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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
For what it is, it is super and very effective, 29 November 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This was a low-budget horror film with very modest pretensions. No one involved believed they were making "high art" and with a small budget and running at only 62 minutes, this is a definite B-picture. And in light of these factors, it's an amazingly effective and enjoyable film.

Boris Karloff plays a mad scientist--this is certainly no great stretch. His research involves trying to switch the mind of one person with another--sort of like the plot that was often used in cartoons or cheesy comedies in the 60s. How exactly this was going to be a GOOD thing certainly wasn't a primary concern for th doctor, though later in the film, greed and an over-active libido push this strange doctor to make this switch with unwilling victims.

So despite a pretty corny plot, why did I like this film? Well, the pacing was excellent but more importantly the film had wonderful dialog and was at times very 'tongue in cheek'. In particular, when Karloff's evil and physically twisted assistant changes bodies with the rich philanthropic newspaper owner, I found myself laughing repeatedly because the writers for the film deliberately injected some levity into the horror plot. You just have to see it to understand and appreciate this.

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