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Death Takes a Holiday

Death Takes a Holiday (1971)

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Release Date: Oct 23, 1971 Wide

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Release Date: Oct 23, 1971 Wide

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This 1971 TV movie remake of the 1934 film of the same name (see the above synopsis) adds little to the original story about Death assuming human form to discover why mankind fears him. In updating the story, the scenarists removed much of the "nobility" of the principal characters--and also a lot of their charm. Melvyn Douglas and Myrna Loy are superb in roles played in 1934 by Sir Guy Standing and Helen Westley, while Monte Markham is okay but nothing more in the old Fredric March role as

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Effective remake of the '34 film with the added attraction of the pairing of Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas.
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