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Death Takes a Holiday (1971)

Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

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Robert Butler

Writers:

Alberto Casella (play), Walter Ferris (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Yvette Mimieux ... Peggy Chapman
Monte Markham ... David Smith
Myrna Loy ... Selena Chapman
Bert Convy ... John Cummings
Melvyn Douglas ... Judge Earl Chapman
Kerwin Mathews ... Senator Earl Chapman, Jr.
Priscilla Pointer ... Marion Chapman
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Martin Herndon
Colby Chester ... Tony Chapman
Maureen Reagan Maureen Reagan ... Ellen Chapman
Regis Cordic ... TV Announcer
Mario Machado ... TV Announcer
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Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

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Quotes

John Cummings: You do take too many chances.
Peggy Chapman: Now how many is too many? I mean, you don't know until you take the last one, do you? And then that could be the first time or the hundredth
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Death Takes a Holiday with Monte Markham - loved it!
18 July 2013 | by tcw2020See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the 70's and it has been on my mind ever since. I look for it from time to time, but have never been successful in locating a copy. It's hard to believe I've been hoping to see it again for over 40 years!

Recently I've started wondering if it really was all that great, but after bumping into the reviews I just read here, my desire to see it again has returned. It was good to see that others were haunted by this film also....

If anyone knows where to get a copy of this movie or has information about when it could air, I would be very excited to know! If for nothing else, to be done looking. I must have really loved this movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La muerte está en un dilema See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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