Starring Anton Differing, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee, Arnold Marle,
Delphi Lawrence, Francis DeWolff, Marie Burke
Produce by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Terence Fisher
Available exclusively from Best Buy
Death is the great unknown! We run from it all our lives, and then we lose the race. So much film, literature, and art deals with death that documentation is impossible.
Hammer broke all the rules in 1957 with the first British horror film photographed in color, The Curse of Frankenstein. This was followed by the mega-hit Horror of Dracula (1958). With these two box office bonanzas, Hammer quickly followed with Revenge of Frankenstein and remakes of The Mummy and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Man in Half Moon Street was a Barre Lyndon play, which followed his highly successful The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse. Clitterhouse became a Warner Brothers film starring Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart. The Man in Half Moon Street was given to cenema audiences in 1944, starring Nils Asther. Fifteen years later, Hammer remade this show as The Man Who Could Cheat Death in glowing Technicolor with Hammer favorites Christopher Lee, the late Hazel Court, and Anton Differing.
German born Differing, a graduate of the Academy of Drama in Berlin, worked the boards in the U.S. before landing the role of Baron Frankenstein in the American produced/Hammer television pilot Tales of Frankenstein. He was the United Kingdom's favorite Nazi in the 1950s, starring in such features as Albert R.N. and State Secret, but made his first screen appearances in three films in 1940, Neutral Port, Convoy, and Sailor's Three. He was also a featured player in The Blue Max and Francois Truffaut's adapataion of Ray Bradbury's chilling novel, Fahrenheit 451.
The Man Who Could Cheat Death is considered a classic by Hammer fans. This show is a story and character driven piece that is sure to please viewers who are familiar with the Hammer legacy, and a solid melodrama for fans of Gothic Horror.
This DVD is available from Best Buy, and if your local store doesn't have it in stock, it is easily obtainable on their website.