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The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

GP | | Thriller | 1970 (Argentina)
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Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.

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Basil Dearden

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Anthony Armstrong (based on "The Case of Mr. Pelham" by), Basil Dearden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Pelham
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... Eve
Alastair Mackenzie Alastair Mackenzie ... Michael
Hugh Mackenzie Hugh Mackenzie ... James
Kevork Malikyan ... Luigi
Thorley Walters ... Bellamy
Anton Rodgers ... Alexander
Olga Georges-Picot ... Julie
Freddie Jones ... Psychiatrist
John Welsh ... Sir Charles Freeman
Edward Chapman ... Barton
Laurence Hardy Laurence Hardy ... Mason
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Jameson
Gerald Sim ... Morrison
Ruth Trouncer Ruth Trouncer ... Pelham's Secretary
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Storyline

While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakens, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down. He learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger, or is he going insane? Written by Jack Yan <jack.yan@jyanet.com>

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Stalked by fear and terror - night and day! See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann jagt sich selbst See more »

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Budget:

GBP400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the website, thedigitalfix.com, the film was "a critical and commercial failure at the time; it has gone on to gain a deserved cult following. See more »

Goofs

As Pelham drives at high speed along the M4 motorway, he passes the same light blue Sunbeam Alpine and a red car at least four times. See more »

Quotes

Harold Pelham: Espionage isn't all James Bond on Her Majesty's Secret Service. Industry goes in for it too, you know.
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Crazy Credits

"(By permission of The Royal Shakespeare Co.)" underneath Hildegard Neil's name in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Roger Moore: A Matter of Class (1995) See more »

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Simply Brilliant
20 July 2009 | by graestellaSee all my reviews

After years of watching bad copies of this on cable channels at 2am, I finally tracked down the DVD. It was worth the wait. I couldn't understand it back when I was 13 in the 1970's and I still can't understand it now. But it is absolutely brilliant. Moore is at his best - before Brett Sinclair and before James Bond - he is absolutely at the top of his game here. The mental unravelling is amazing to watch. The final meeting with the doppleganger is both claustrophobic and nightmarish. The driving scene at the end has shades of 2001 mixed with Dali. This was the end of the sixties after all. I really love Roger Moore, especially the Persuaders, the Bond films and the Wild Geese. He made some of the best stuff of my childhood. Perhaps this is the best one.


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