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Man in the Dark (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  9 April 1953 (USA)
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A thug is convicted and undergoes experimental brain surgery to remove the criminal element in his brain. The operation wipes out all memories of his past life, including where he stashed ... See full summary »

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A thug is convicted and undergoes experimental brain surgery to remove the criminal element in his brain. The operation wipes out all memories of his past life, including where he stashed the loot. He is abducted by his gang and they try to beat the truth out of him. His memories return in the form of weird dreams, and he and his old girlfriend track down the clues to find the money. Written by Ed Lorusso

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TERROR STRIKES IN 3 DIMENSIONS - NEW...IMPROVED! - ...AS THE KILLER TAKES OVER THE CARNIVAL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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9 April 1953 (USA)  »

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The Man Who Lived Twice  »

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Remake of The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) See more »

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don't bother
13 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

3-d scenes always stand out as being solely for that purpose; the best one in this flick is doubtless the cops in the snap-the-whip ride in the amusement park. None the less, these oddities do not redeem "Man in the Dark", a true B-flick, which suffers from a hackneyed script and college drama society acting. I like Edmund O'Brien but he can't rise above this material. Interesting period footnote: the flick contains the best example I've seen of what used to be called a "zoot suit", a type of outfit favored by thugs, real and aspiring. It is worn by Nick Dennis as Cookie (the short guy; he went on to play Dionysius in "Spartacus").


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