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The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

The Man Who Changed His Mind (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 November 1936 (USA)
Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

L. du Garde Peach (screenplay) (as L. Du Garde Peach), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Dr. Laurience / Dick Haslewood
John Loder ... Dick Haslewood / Dr. Laurience
Anna Lee ... Dr. Clare Wyatt
Frank Cellier ... Lord Haslewood / Clayton
Donald Calthrop ... Clayton / Lord Haslewood
Cecil Parker ... Dr. Gratton
Lyn Harding ... Prof. Holloway
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Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable... Written by Shelley Hatfield

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At the time that the film was made, Anna Lee (Dr. Clare Wyatt) was the wife of the director Robert Stevenson. They were married from 1934 to 1944. See more »

Goofs

After Dr. Laurience transfers minds between himself and Dick Haslewood, Haslewood-now in Laurience's body-slams his restraint chair against the wall of his transfer booth, thereby shattering the glass, to effect his escape from the incoming gas. Moments later, however, when Clare and the police return Dick and the doctor to their respective chambers for mind re-transference, that booth is once-again intact and undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Clare Wyatt: [as Dick enters the room] Hello! Why aren't you in C Street?
Dick Haslewood: I've been checking up on Laurence, and he's not the kind of thing a girl should know.
Dr. Clare Wyatt: Dick, we've been over that before.
Dick Haslewood: Oh, but you don't know the half of it. He's arrived in England with a couple of monkeys and claims he's discovered the human soul.
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he wanted to give us life and we rejected his ideas
8 April 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Man Who Changed His Mind" is hokey, but quite admirable. Boris Karloff plays the title character, who figures out a way to switch people's brains, but gets rejected by the scientific community. So, he engages in an unauthorized experiment with a high-ranking lord in order to further his own interests. It all comes down to a final showdown.

The movie sort of reminded me of Karloff's later movie "The Man They Could Not Hang". That was another one where he came up with a new, controversial experiment but got rejected by the scientific community (needless to say, he got his revenge).

So, it's a nice, silly way to pass time. As always, Karloff's face is practically half of his character. And Anna Lee is really hot! PS: director Robert Stevenson also directed "Mary Poppins".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Maniac Who Lived Again See more »

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Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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