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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Dr. Julian Karell
... Eve Brandon
... Dr. Kurt van Bruecken
... Dr. Henry Latimer
... Sir Humphrey Brandon
Morton Lowry ... Alan Guthrie
... Det. Insp. Ned Garth
... 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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El hombre que quiso ser Dios  »

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Filmed in 1943, tradeshown in October, 1944, released in early 1945. See more »

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Dr. Kurt van Bruecken: We are not scientists anymore. We are murderers.
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Version of The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) See more »

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An overlooked little jewel
7 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (later remade by Hammer Films as THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH) is an overlooked and under-appreciated little horror-fantasy. Sometimes compared with Oscar Wilde's PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, unlike many genre efforts of the era, the film rarely seemed to get the same airplay on late night TV or on any of the "Shock Theatre" programs that were so popular in the pre-cable/pre-VCR days of the 1960s & 1970s. With so many of the classic horror films of the '30s and '40s now on DVD, and since Paramount produced THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (as well as handled distribution for the Hammer Films remake), it would be nice to see this released to DVD (possibly as a double feature with the Hammer Film production).


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