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The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 26 July 1945 (Mexico)
A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

Director:

Ralph Murphy

Writers:

Barré Lyndon (play) (as Barre Lyndon), Garrett Fort (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nils Asther ... Dr. Julian Karell
Helen Walker ... Eve Brandon
Reinhold Schünzel ... Dr. Kurt van Bruecken
Paul Cavanagh ... Dr. Henry Latimer
Edmund Breon ... Sir Humphrey Brandon
Morton Lowry ... Alan Guthrie
Matthew Boulton ... Det. Insp. Ned Garth
Brandon Hurst ... Simpson--Butler
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A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

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One Man...Was He Lover or Murderer?


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Trivia

Based on Barré Lyndon's stage play "The Man in Half Moon Street", which opened at London's New Theatre on March 22, 1939, and ran for 172 performances, starring Leslie Banks, Malcolm Keen and Ann Todd (source: "Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection: An Annotated Repertoire" by Amnon Kabatchnik, 2009). See more »

Quotes

Eve Brandon: I'll always be with you. Dreams can't die -- or love.
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Connections

Version of The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) See more »

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The man from half moon street
17 October 2013 | by cfhnycSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest films of all time. Precursor to the " The picture of Dorian Grey". The actor Nils Aster is one of the great English actors who takes on this role with great aplomb! The story is about a man who is 120 year old and is given an extended life through a doctor who has it in his his power to extend a persons life, though an operation where the renewable glands, are replaced into persons, who are extremely rich as will who will pay a hefty dollar to live forever. But circumstances happen where the hero is not able to get his life needed fix. He falls in love with a young women and needs his operation to finally find the true love he has been looking his whole live. Brilliant Film, A Must SEE for all film lovers. MAKE A BIG STIR OVER GETTING THIS FILM ON DVD!!!!!!!! THANKS, CHRISTOPHER FROST HARDING, FILM CRITIC FROM Florida, USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que quiso ser Dios See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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