The Man Who Could Cheat Death

1959

Terence Fisher
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

Well mounted but rather dull remake of The Man in Half Moon Street (1944). Diffring just doesn't seem right for the part, and Lee is rather wasted as the 'straight man,' as it were. Nice to see Marle and De Wolff get sizable roles for a change, though.

Note: Lockwood West is listed on BFI and IMDb as uncredited 'first doctor,' but he doesn't appear to have made the final cut. Same goes for Michael Ripper as a morgue attendant.

Thanks to Philly for pointing out some extras I missed!

-Dave W.



4th June 1959
Cinema



83 mins
1.66:1


16th June 1959
Cinema



83 mins
1.66:1



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Anton Diffring
Dr. Georges Bonner
Hazel Court
Janine DuBois
Christopher Lee
Dr. Pierre Gerrard
Arnold Marlé
Professor Ludwig Weiss
Delphi Lawrence
Margo Philippe
Francis De Wolff
Inspector Legris
Unknown
Patrolling Gendarme
Middleton Woods
Little Man
(uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings
Footman
(uncredited)
Charles Lloyd Pack
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Marie Burke
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Fred Stroud
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Unknown
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Unknown
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 224
Guest at Private Viewing
(uncredited)
Ian Hewitson
Roget
(uncredited)
John Harrison
Gerrard's Servant
(uncredited)
Ronald Adam
Second Doctor
(uncredited)
Barry Shawzin
Third Doctor
(uncredited)
Marcel de Villiers
Waiter
(uncredited)
Denis Shaw
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
Gerda Larsen
Street Girl
(uncredited)
Anthony Lang
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
Alf Mangan
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
John Timberlake
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
Louis Matto
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
Renee Cunliffe
Tavern Customer
(uncredited)
Unknown
Watchman
Michael Ripper
Morgue Attendant
(uncredited)
[scenes deleted]
Lockwood West
First Doctor
(uncredited)
[scenes deleted]

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