Man with Two Lives (1942)

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“Man with Two Lives” is a 1942 horror film directed by Phil Rosen. The movie follows Dr. John Meredith, a physician who is conducting experiments on the human brain to try and cure a wealthy patient’s paralysis. However, when the patient dies during the experiment, Meredith decides to transplant his brain into the body of a deceased man to keep the experiment going.

The procedure is successful, but the new body’s previous owner was a notorious criminal, and Meredith soon finds himself plagued by the man’s violent impulses and memories. As he struggles to control his new body and mind, Meredith is forced to confront the consequences of his unethical experiment.

As Meredith’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, his wife and friend begin to suspect that something is wrong. Meanwhile, the criminal’s former accomplices seek out the new body in order to exact revenge.

“Man with Two Lives” is a classic horror film that explores the theme of identity and the consequences of playing god. The movie features strong performances by Edward Norris as Dr. Meredith and Marlo Dwyer as his wife, and is known for its atmospheric cinematography and suspenseful plot.

Phil Rosen

Joseph Hoffman

Edward Norris, Marlo Dwyer, Eleanor Lawson

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