|THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND (aka: THE MAN WHO LIVED AGAIN) (director: Robert Stevenson; screenwriters: L. du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat/J. L. Balderston; cinematographer: Jack Cox; editors: Ben Hipkins/R.E. Dearing/Alfred Roome; music: Hubert Bath; cast: Boris Karloff (Professor Laurience), Anna Lee (Dr. Clare Wyatt), John Loder (Dick Haslewood), Frank Cellier (Lord Haslewood), Lynn Harding (Professor Holloway), Cecil Parker (Dr. Grattan), Donald Calthrop (Clayton), Clive Morton (Journalist); Runtime: 61; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Michael Balcon ; Gaumont; 1936-UK)|
a Karloff fan this is a must see, he gives one of
his best performances. Others should be more
by Dennis Schwartz
rarely seen horror pic. The B film was released in
Man Who Lived Again. It's
genially directed by Robert Stevenson ("Son
of Flubber"/"Mary Poppins"/"The Love Bug"), and
written by L. du Garde Peach,
Sidney Gilliat and J. L. Balderston.
Karloff is the brilliant but unstable
scientist, Professor Laurience, who is
experimenting with the possibility of transferring
an animal mind into another. The professor is in
love with his lab assistant Dr.
Clare Wyatt (Anna Lee).
The problem for the professor is that she's preparing
to marry Dick Haslewood (John
wealthy son of the institution head and newspaper
magnate Lord Haslewood (Frank Cellier).
The disgruntled professor thereby schemes to switch
brains with him by using the scientific apparatus he
Donald Calthrop is funny as the cripple with an acerbic tongue. Cecil Parker is good as the doubting Thomas scientist, who sneers with relish at the experiment.
REVIEWED ON 5/13/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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