Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

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Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

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Peggy Chapman: [first lines, waking up on the beach after nearly drowning] I don't remember... the last thing I know I was in a big kelp bed. I remember thinking I'd never come up from down there. But here I am, aren't I... I guess.
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A STUNNING BEAUTIFUL REMAKE OF A ROMANTIC CLASSIC
28 April 2004 | by (Huxley, Iowa) – See all my reviews

This is such a beautiful movie in every aspect that I can think of. First off, the cast is excellent. Yvette Mimieux, Monte Markham, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, and Bert Convy to name a few. The cast did a wonderful job with such a complicated storyline. Monte Markham and Yvette Mimieux were such good actors in the era of the 1970s.The setting for the film was absolutely gorgeous! The beauty of the scenery, and the mansion that the story was set in, was breathtaking. I thought that the cinemaphotography was gorgeous too.In the beginning it had a very unusual guitar opening song that I really liked.I have seen the other renditions of this story, but this is my absolute favorite one. Death Takes A Holiday is a very tender and romantic story that is perfect for fans of romance, and the unusual.I highly recommend this story to everyone.I have this movie.


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