“I’ll share your madness because there’s grandeur in it. And I have faith – and love.”
THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (1945)
Nils Asther (Night Monster 1942,Bluebeard 1944) plays Dr. Julian Karell a 120 year old scientist who has found a way to prolong life. Julian falls madly in love with Eve Brandon (Helen Walker Nightmare Alley 1947, Call Northside 777 1948) Unfortunately he needs new glands in order to survive, and not head toward decrepitude and die!
Written by the great Barré Lyndon and directed by Ralph Murphy. Hammer and Terence Fisher offered us a remake in 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death starring Anton Diffring, Hazel Court and Christopher Lee! Man in Half Moon Street includes a dramatic score by the wonderful composer Miklós Rózsa!
Dr. Kurt van Bruecken: “We are not scientists anymore. We are murderers.”
There are oodles and oodles of fantastic films in my collection, this is just one of them!
MonsterGirl forever young at heart!
4 thoughts on “From The Vault: The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)”
Did you like it? I’d love to read a review…. perhaps you wrote one some where….
Yes, I remember watching it on television when I was a kid. They’d play it on Saturday mornings. I have a strong affection for the older obscure horror gems like this one, and Strangler of the Swamp, The Devil Commands etc. I might do a review of the film down the road… Have you seen it yet?
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I wish I could get it on DVD.
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