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The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)

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Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited ... See full summary »

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Algernon Pendleton
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Madge Clerisy
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Norbie Hess
Hrant Alianak ...
Mahir Sulleyman
Kay Hawtrey ...
Mrs. Binney
Ivan VanHecke ...
Lajos
Malcolm Wilson ...
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Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
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Adèle Bourque ...
Pretty Girl
John F. O'Halloran ...
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Wally MacKinnon ...
Meterman (as Wally McKinnon)
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Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and enjoys making things out of bones... he boils a neighbor's dead dog for the bones... and he is visited by an old friend who is dying of ailments and thus commits suicide, leaving a million dollars in a suitcase. A woman claiming to be interested in Algernon's Egyptologist great grandfather pretends to be in love with Algernon... and he almost falls for it. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Wonderful little surprise of a movie; good plot, great acting!
3 April 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

THE SECRET LIFE OF ALGERNON is a surprise gem. It is a well acted, understated, and suspenseful black comedy reminiscent of Ambrose Bierce’s best stories. Algernon is an eccentric recluse, the great grandson of a famous Egyptologist. His lonely life is interrupted by the sudden appearance of two mysterious characters, one a friend from youth, the other a beautiful woman who claims to be an Egyptologist. Bizarre happenings begin, and Algernon deals with problems in very interesting ways.

Is Algernon crazy or "attuned"? See the movie and decide. The movie has action, and enough twists and puzzles to satisfy fans of mystery and suspense movies. I'd rate this 7 out of 10 stars.


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