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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 »

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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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She was the better half of his double life. See more »

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Itt állok eltemetve  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Its earliest documented television broadcast occurred Sunday 4 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); after WWII, WNBT gave television viewers another look at it Tuesday 6 September 1949, and it was frequently shown thereafter. In Los Angeles it first aired Saturday 28 January 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Version of The Great Adventure (1915) 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 See 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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