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His Double Life (1933)

Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Hopkins

Writers:

Arnold Bennett (novel), Clara Beranger (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roland Young ... Priam Farrel
Lillian Gish ... Alice Chalice
Montagu Love ... Duncan Farrel
Lumsden Hare ... Oxford
Lucy Beaumont ... Mrs. Leek
Charles Richman ... Witt
Oliver Smith Oliver Smith ... Leek Twin - John
Philip Tonge ... Leek Twin - Henry
Audrey Ridgewell ... Lady Helen
Regina DeValet Regina DeValet ... Mary
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Storyline

Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the identity of his former servant, but finds himself faced with constant dilemmas as a result. Written by Snow Leopard

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He made the same mistake twice...and all because he didn't give his right name. Even his bride thinks he's two other fellows in this provokingly funny comedy. (Print Ad- Ludington Daily News, ((Ludington, Mich.)) 15 May 1934) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Version of Holy Matrimony (1943) See more »

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Springtime in Old Granada
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Written by James F. Hanley and Karl Stark
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You Have to Experience Alice
10 February 2009 | by sweetonSee all my reviews

Rented a DVD of the Young-Gish "Double Life" because the plot seemed interesting. Watched it once, then watched it again because Alice (played by Lillian Gish) was so remarkable. Then read the play "The Great Adventure" the movie was adapted from. Then read the novel "Buried Alive" the play was based on. Alice went from "a plain widow" in the book to "a nice little package" in the play to the beautiful Lillian in the movie. And the plots and endings of the three works varied extensively. But the personality of Alice (aka Janet) is consistent. She is the eminently sensible, practical woman. A rare creature. Any sensible man would be delighted to have her as his companion. Watch this movie if only to experience the character of Alice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Itt állok eltemetve See more »

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Production Co:

Eddie Dowling Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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