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Death Takes a Holiday (1971)

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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David Smith
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Selena Chapman
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John Cummings
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Judge Earl Chapman
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Senator Earl Chapman, Jr.
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Marion Chapman
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Martin Herndon
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Tony Chapman
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Ellen 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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David Smith: [Judge Chapman has realized who David really is] You know, don't you?
Judge Earl Chapman: I know I'd seen you before... but I couldn't quite remember. Each time... each time I had a stroke, it was you waiting. Every time I thought the pain was so bad that it was all over, you were there, weren't you? Standing off a way.
[he chuckles]
Judge Earl Chapman: Waiting... but you were always so dim, so... so vague.
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I loved it!!!
25 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this TV movie back in the 70's and it left a memorable impression on me. I absolutely loved it. Yvette Mimieux is a beautiful young woman and Monte Markham a handsome young man (who is actually death in human form) the story is great. The quality of the film does not do the actors or the story justice, however it is such a captivating story and the stars so easy on the eyes it makes it easy to ignore the lack of quality. The movie instantly became one of my all time favorites. I have been looking for it on VHS or DVD ever since. I finally got a copy that was made off of 16mm film but the quality is just OK, but at least I could finally watch it again. I fell in love with it all over again.


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