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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hildegard Neil ...
Eve
Alastair Mackenzie ...
Michael
Hugh Mackenzie ...
James
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Luigi
Thorley Walters ...
Bellamy
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Alexander
Olga Georges-Picot ...
Julie
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Psychiatrist
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Sir Charles Freeman
Edward Chapman ...
Barton
Laurence Hardy ...
Mason
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Jameson
Gerald Sim ...
Morrison
Ruth Trouncer ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann jagt sich selbst  »

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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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This film was released thirteen years after its source novel, "The Strange Case of Mr. Pelham" by Anthony Armstrong, had been published, and fifteen years after that novel's source story, "The Case of Mr. Pelham", written also by Armstrong, had been used for an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). See more »

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Whilst Pelham drives his Rover through London during the opening credits, in some shots the car has black number plates and in others it has reflective white/yellow ones. See more »

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Harold Pelham: Espionage isn't all James Bond on Her Majesty's Secret Service. Industry goes in for it too, you know.
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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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