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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

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Man in Station
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Arthur Hamilton
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Emily Hamilton
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Secretary
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Tailor Shop Presser
Aaron Magidow ...
Meat Man
Dee Dee Young ...
Nurse (as De De Young)
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Girl in Boudoir
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Charlie
Thom Conroy ...
Dayroom Attendant
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Mr. Ruby
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Old Man
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Dr. Innes
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Antiochus Wilson
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Davalo
John D. Lawrence ...
Texan
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John
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Nora Marcus
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Henry Bushman (as Ned Young)
Dodie Heath ...
Sue Bushman (as Dody Heath)
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Plump Blonde
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Mayberry
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Mrs. Filter
Kirk Duncan ...
Mr. Filter
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Dr. Morris
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Dr. in Operating Room (as William Richard Wintersole)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Will Allen ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Operating Room Nurse (uncredited)
Benjie Bancroft ...
Patient (uncredited)
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Orderly (uncredited)
Charles Belchier ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Gary Bohn ...
Patient (uncredited)
Diane Bond ...
Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
Burt Brandon ...
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Helen Brown ...
Maid (uncredited)
Irving Burns ...
Man (uncredited)
Dick Cherney ...
Patient (uncredited)
Robert Cleaves ...
Technician (uncredited)
Connie Ducharme ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ronald Dunas ...
Real Estate Man (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
John Francis ...
Therapist (uncredited)
David Garfield ...
Commuter (uncredited)
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Man in Day Room (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Patient (uncredited)
George Golden ...
Patient (uncredited)
Ronald Green ...
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
Marge Hesse ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Paul Kent ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Lloyd ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
King Lockwood ...
Patient (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Otto Malde ...
Man (uncredited)
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Orderly (uncredited)
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Truck Driver (uncredited)
LeRoi Operti ...
Assistant Tailor (uncredited)
Tony Regan ...
Patient (uncredited)
Judy Rockley ...
Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
Ida Romero ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackie Russell ...
Mother (uncredited)
Tina Scala ...
Young Girl Dancing in the Wine Vat (uncredited)
Peg Shirley ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Bill Smillie ...
Commuter (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ...
Father (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Frankenheimer

Written by

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Lewis John Carlino ... (screenplay)
 
David Ely ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Kirk Douglas ... co-executive producer (uncredited)
John Frankenheimer ... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Rock Hudson ... associate producer (uncredited)
Edward Lewis ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Newhouse ... film editor
Ferris Webster ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Stu Linder ... assistant film editor (as Stewart Linder)

Art Direction by

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Ted Haworth

Set Decoration by

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John P. Austin ... (set decorations) (as John Austin)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hairstyles creator: Miss Jens
Jack Petty ... makeup artist
Mark Reedall ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Lloyd Anderson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Francisco Day ... assistant director
Michael S. Glick ... assistant director (as Michael Glick)

Art Department

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Frank Agnone ... property master
John Hunter ... paintings (on loan fron the Ryder Gallery)

Sound Department

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Howard Beals ... sound effects editor
Joe Edmondson ... sound recordist
John Wilkinson ... sound recordist (as John H. Wilkinson)

Stunts

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George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Borland ... key grip
Roy Clark ... camera operator
John M. Stephens ... camera operator (as John Stephens)
John A. Alonzo ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jack Martell ... costumer (as Jack Martel)
Peter V. Saldutti ... costumer (as Pete Saldutti)

Music Department

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London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
The Hollywood Studio Symphony ... music performed by (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited) / score arranger (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury ... music arranger (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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John Franco ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Saul Bass ... titles
Thom Conroy ... dialogue coach
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Middle-aged banker Arthur Hamilton is given the opportunity to start a completely new life when he receives calls from his old friend Charlie. The only problem is that Charlie is supposed to be dead. Hamilton is eventually introduced to a firm that will fake his death and create an entirely new look and life for him. After undergoing physical reconstruction surgery and months of training and psychotherapy, Hamilton returns to the world in the form of artist Tony Wilson. He has a nice house in Malibu and a manservant, a company employee who is there to assist him with his adjustment. He finds that the life he had hoped for isn't quite what he expected and asks the company to go through the process with surprising results. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Not for weak sisters! May not even be for strong stomachs! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Seconds - L'opération diabolique (France)
  • Opération diabolique (France)
  • Der Mann, der zweimal lebte (Germany)
  • Plan diabólico (Spain)
  • Секунди (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In order to shoot in Grand Central Station without attracting too much attention, Frankenheimer hired a male model and a Playboy bunny to make-out on the stairs while being filmed by a fake crew. This distraction allowed the real crew to shoot with a camera in a suitcase. See more »
Goofs At the beginning, when Arthur Hamilton is on the train, he gets his newspaper and starts doing crosswords with a pen in his right hand. Later on he signs the contract at the clinic with his holding the pen in his left hand. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bass on Titles (1977). See more »
Soundtracks That Old Black Magic See more »
Quotes Tony: I couldn't help it, Charlie. I had to find out where I went wrong. The years I've spent trying to get all the things I was told were important - that I was supposed to want! Things! Not people... or meaning. Just things. And California was the same. They made the decisions for me all over again and they were the same things, really. It's going to be different from now on. A new face and a name. I'll do the rest. I know it's going to be different. I suppose you do too.
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