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The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  June 1959 (USA)
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A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth ad health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

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A remake of "The Man in Half Moon Street" (1945) (qv.). Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he's really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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HIS HIDEOUS OBSESSION LED HIM TO COMMIT GHASTLY CRIMES OF PASSION AND VIOLENCE. See more »

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Den Tod überlistet  »

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Anton Diffring was the second choice for the role of Georges Bonnet, after Peter Cushing turned it down shortly before filming began. When Cushing claimed illness after breaking his oral commitment, the studio threatened legal action against its biggest star but didn't follow through. See more »

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The prostitute says to George to watch out for the 'dust bins' in the dark alley. The term is common to England but not France. See more »

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Janine Du Bois: [about the disappearance of Margo] But that's terrible. What could have happened?
Inspector Legris: Quite a number of things could have happened, Man'selle, and it's up to me to find out the one that did.
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Solid Hammer Effort
17 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not really a "horror" film, this one seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle over the years, though it obviously has its fans. Hammer did a fine job here of maximizing the budget for sets and costumes - it all looks fine, especially Hazel Court! Anton Diffring was never the most engaging of leading men, but some of that remoteness actually works in favor of the character here, though perhaps there's a bit too much at times. Hammer's big mistake here was transferring the setting of the story from London to Paris - we know that Bonner and Dr. Weiss (Arnold Marne, who walks off with the acting honors, by the way) are from Germany or Austria, so there's no problem about their accents - but everyone else jolly well speaks with veddy British accents! Perhaps that's why, three years later, Hammer transferred PHANTOM OF THE OPERA from Paris to London...


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