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The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)

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A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

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Dr. Julian Karell
Helen Walker ...
Eve Brandon
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Dr. Kurt van Bruecken
Paul Cavanagh ...
Dr. Henry Latimer
Edmund Breon ...
Sir Humphrey Brandon
Morton Lowry ...
Alan Guthrie
Matthew Boulton ...
Det. Insp. Ned Garth
Brandon Hurst ...
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A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

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19 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Le sérum de longue vie  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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[Kurt shows Julian a photograph of them as young men]
Dr. Kurt van Bruecken: We were young then.
Julian Karell: I'm *still* young.
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Version of The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) See more »

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An overlooked little jewel
7 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (later remade by Hammer Films as THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH) is an overlooked and under-appreciated little horror-fantasy. Sometimes compared with Oscar Wilde's PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, unlike many genre efforts of the era, the film rarely seemed to get the same airplay on late night TV or on any of the "Shock Theatre" programs that were so popular in the pre-cable/pre-VCR days of the 1960s & 1970s. With so many of the classic horror films of the '30s and '40s now on DVD, and since Paramount produced THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (as well as handled distribution for the Hammer Films remake), it would be nice to see this released to DVD (possibly as a double feature with the Hammer Film production).


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