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The Man Who Could Cheat Death ()


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A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth and health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

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Dr. Georges Bonnet
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Janine Du Bois
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Dr. Pierre Gerrard
Arnold Marlé ...
Dr. Ludwig Weiss (as Arnold Marle)
Delphi Lawrence ...
Margo Philippe
Francis De Wolff ...
Inspector Legris
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Second Doctor (uncredited)
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Woman At Private View (uncredited)
John Harrison ...
Servant (uncredited)
Ian Hewitson ...
Roget (uncredited)
Gerda Larsen ...
Street Girl (uncredited)
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Man At Private View (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings ...
Footman (uncredited)
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Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
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Tavern Customer (uncredited)
Barry Shawzin ...
Third Doctor (uncredited)
Fred Stroud ...
Guest at Private Viewing (uncredited)
Lockwood West ...
First Doctor (uncredited)
Middleton Woods ...
Little Man (uncredited)

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Terence Fisher

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Jimmy Sangster ... (screenplay)
 
Barré Lyndon ... (play "The Man in Half Moon Street") (as Barre Lyndon)

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Michael Carreras ... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys ... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)

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Richard Rodney Bennett ... (as Richard Bennett)

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Jack Asher ... director of photography

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John Dunsford

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James Needs ... supervising editor

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Bernard Robinson

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Roy Ashton ... makeup artist
Henry Montsash ... hair stylist

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Don Weeks ... production manager

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John Peverall ... assistant director

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Jock May ... sound recordist

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Len Harris ... camera operator

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Molly Arbuthnot ... wardrobe

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John Hollingsworth ... music supervisor

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Shirley Barnes ... continuity
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Plot Summary

A remake of "The Man in Half Moon Street" (1945) (qv.). Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he's really 104 years old. But people are starting to get suspicious, and he may not make 200. Written by Mike Rogers

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Taglines HIS HIDEOUS OBSESSION LED HIM TO COMMIT GHASTLY CRIMES OF PASSION AND VIOLENCE. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'homme qui faisait des miracles (France)
  • El hombre que podía engañar a la muerte (Spain)
  • Человек, обманувший смерть (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • L'Homme qui trompait la mort (Belgium, French title)
  • Omul care putea să înşele moartea (Romania)
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  • 83 min
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Budget GBP84,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Hazel Court played the Anton Diffring sculpting scene totally nude in the European version, not so in the British and U.S. versions. See more »
Goofs The prostitute says to George to watch out for the 'dust bins' in the dark alley. The term is common to England but not France. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1979). See more »
Quotes Janine Du Bois: [about the disappearance of Margo] But that's terrible. What could have happened?
Inspector Legris: Quite a number of things could have happened, Man'selle, and it's up to me to find out the one that did.
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