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The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)

A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity. However, during the operation, he loses his memory; when he comes to after the surgery, he has a change of heart and decides to ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Lachman

Writers:

Tom Van Dycke (story), Henry Altimus (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Bellamy ... 'Slick' Rawley aka Dr. James Blake
Marian Marsh ... Janet Haydon
Thurston Hall ... Dr. Clifford L. Schuyler
Isabel Jewell ... Peggy Russell
Nana Bryant ... Margaret Schuyler
Ward Bond ... John 'Gloves' Baker
Henry Kolker ... Judge Henry Treacher
Willard Robertson ... Police Insp. Logan
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A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity. However, during the operation, he loses his memory; when he comes to after the surgery, he has a change of heart and decides to help people by becoming a doctor. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

DEAD...BUT THE LAW WANTS TO KILL HIM! (original lobby card-all caps)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme qui vécut deux fois See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Part of the Son of Shock package of 20 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original Shock Theater release of 52 features one year earlier. This was also one of the 11 Columbia titles, the other 61 all being Universals. See more »

Connections

Remade as Man in the Dark (1953) See more »

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nice B movie
10 April 2012 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Enjoyed this small film, "The Man Who Lived Twice" from 1936 starring Ralph Bellamy, Ward Bond, and Isabel Jewell. Bellamy plays a criminal, Slick Rawley, whom the police are after. He disappears and at one point, ducks into a class given by an esteemed doctor (Thurston Hall) who talks about changing an animal's violent personality through surgery. However, he has never done this surgery on a human being.

Slick volunteers; the doctor accepts him for the surgery and also plastic surgery. When the operation is over, Slick doesn't remember a thing about his old life - not his crimes, his friends, nothing. He studies and becomes a doctor and sets up practice, also working with prisoners each morning. Then one of his old friends shows up and thinks he knows the doctor.

Good, earnest performance by Ralph Bellamy and by Hall, with some real spice added by Isabel Jewell as Slick's old girlfriend, who sees the doctor as a soft touch. She tries to talk Gloves (Bond), who now drives for the doctor, to steal from him.

Well worth seeing.


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