Death Takes a Holiday (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Death Takes a Holiday (1971)





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This TV movie remake of the 1934 film of the same name 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 characters' "nobility" -- and also a lot of their charm.


Yvette Mimieux
as Peggy Chapman
Monte Markham
as David Smith
Melvyn Douglas
as Judge Earl Chapman
Myrna Loy
as Selena Chapman
Maureen Reagan
as Ellen Chapman
Bert Convy
as John Cummings
Mario Machado
as TV Announcer
Priscilla Pointer
as Marion Chapman
Kerwin Mathews
as Sen. Earl Chapman Jr.
Austin Willis
as Martin Herndon
Colby Chester
as Tony Chapman
Regis J. Cordic
as TV Announcer
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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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