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The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

GP | | Thriller | 18 February 1970 (UK)
Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hildegard Neil ...
Eve Pelham
Alastair Mackenzie ...
Michael Pelham
Hugh Mackenzie ...
James Pelham
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Luigi
Thorley Walters ...
Frank Bellamy
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Tony Alexander
Olga Georges-Picot ...
Julie Anderson
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Dr. Harris - Psychiatrist
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Sir Charles Freeman
Edward Chapman ...
Barton
Laurence Hardy ...
Mason
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Jameson
Gerald Sim ...
Morrison
Ruth Trouncer ...
Miss Bird, Pelham's secretary
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Storyline

While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakes, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down: he learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger - or is he going insane? Written by Jack Yan <jack.yan@jyanet.com>

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Stalked by fear and terror - night and day! See more »

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18 February 1970 (UK)  »

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A Luta de Um Homem  »

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£400,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Sir Roger Moore is most famous for playing James Bond (in seven films between 1973 and 1985), this film was released three years before his first Bond film, Live and Let Die (1973), but coincidentally his character says in one scene "Espionage isn't all James Bond on Her Majesty's Secret Service." See more »

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As Pelham drives at high speed along the M4 motorway, he passes the same light blue Sunbeam Alpine and a red car at least four times. See more »

Quotes

The Doppelganger: [on the phone] This is Pelham speaking, who is this?
Harold Pelham: I'm Pelham I'm speaking from my office... Who are you?
The Doppelganger: I told you, I am Pelham.
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"(By permission of the Royal Shakespeare Co.)" underneath Hildegard Neil's name in the end credits. See more »

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Haunting.
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

A fascinating story - a man haunted by his doppelganger - and Roger Moore's excellent performance(s) make this film worth seeing, even though it overelaborates its point somewhat (the situation becomes clear to us long before Moore figures it out). Still, what we have here is an example of how a good movie can be produced on a relatively low budget, as long as it has a strong script and dependable actors. (***)


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