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The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league ... See full summary »

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Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Jean Bart (play), Jean Bart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Claude Rains ... Paul Verin
Joan Bennett ... Adele Verin
Lionel Atwill ... Henry Dumont
Juanita Quigley ... Linette Verin (as Baby Jane)
Henry O'Neill ... Fernand de Marnay
Henry Armetta ... Laurent
Wallace Ford ... 'Curly'
Lawrence Grant ... Marchant
William B. Davidson ... Charles (as William Davidson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Wood ... Margot (scenes deleted)
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A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem que Reclamou a Cabeça See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Claude is even great in small films
26 November 2006 | by rickguidottiSee all my reviews

I caught this on TV late one night. From the cheesy title, I expected a horrible *B* film. I've always been a fan of Claude...so I had to watch. Surprise, surprise, this movie is GREAT! It may have been a B film, but it has stayed with me for 30 years. Even though no one has ever heard of it, I recommend it often. As someone else remarked, it isn't a horror movie in the traditional sense. But the horrors of war is the subject. There was not a moment wasted in the direction. The opening shot pulls you right in. You can't believe your eyes. And then a flashback to an idyllic setting. But soon the war has turned our hero's life in pure Hell. The tale is about war profiteering. Strangely appropriate in 2006. Can you say Halliburton? The film brings you round to the opening scene again in a fantastic ending also. And the final words are exactly the opposite of what you expected in the opening scenes. Find & watch it!


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