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The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)

John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.

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Edward Ludwig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Aherne ... John Evans / Malcolm Scott
Kay Francis ... Adrienne Scott
Henry Stephenson ... Frederick Collins
S.Z. Sakall ... Paul
Nils Asther ... Peter Ransome
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Simms (as Sig Rumann)
Dorothy Tree ... Mrs. Van Avery
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Milford
Marc Lawrence ... Frank DeSoto
Henry Kolker ... Mulhausen
Sarah Padden ... Maid
Eden Gray Eden Gray ... Venetia Scott
Selmer Jackson ... Mr. Green
William Gould ... Mr. Ryan
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Van der Girt
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John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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They Looked Alike... But Didn't Make Love Alike!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dubbelg√•ngaren See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Originally was planned to star Leslie Howard. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Man Who Lost Himself (1920) See more »

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pity...
29 September 2011 | by kim-de-windterSee all my reviews

real pity

this movie could have been rather good. they had Kay Francis and Brian Aherne, even Nils Asther..

10 minutes into the movie its painfully obvious that this has something of a Helen Keller Musical.

there's no direction, the plot is dull and stupid and the actors don't seem to have been given a script before shooting.

they should have simply made a romance with Kay and Nils in the leads.. that i would have liked to see.

this movie is an infuriating waste of talent, time and money


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