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Death Takes a Holiday (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Fantasy, Drama  |  23 October 1971 (USA)
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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
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Selena Chapman
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John Cummings
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Judge Earl Chapman
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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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Selena Chapman: For you, Death has been the enemy, the destroyer, the arch-villain.
Judge Earl Chapman: He's your friend, I suppose? After all that you've... that this family has suffered?
Selena Chapman: No... he's not my friend. But if I couldn't accept his existence by now, my mind would have been in pieces years ago. No, to me he's just a fact like night or clouds or quiet. How could there be anything so terrifying about anything so common, so inevitable? I don't mean that we should just lie back and accept death like another rainy day, but ...
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A remake as good and as romantic as the original.
4 August 2001 | by (Alta Loma, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is a wonderful, romantic remake of the original of the same name. Monte Markham gives one of his best performances and Yvette Mimieux is both able and breathtakingly beautiful playing the woman with whom Death becomes infatuated.

This movie isn't as dark as the original with Frederic March, but it makes the same bold choice in the ending.

A definite "two thumbs up," "must see."


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