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Death Takes a Holiday

1971 1h 15m Fantasy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
The Grim Reaper assumes a human identity for three days to learn why earthlings cling so tenaciously to life. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member I truly loved this movie, I have been a fan of Monte Markham for a truly long time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a melancholy and thoughtful version of the famous story. The entire thing is very low key and maybe more atmospheric and talky than some people might like, but the excellent performances by Monte Markham, Melvin Douglas and Myrna Loy make this a beautiful movie. Yvette Mimieux is also lovely and this is one of her serious roles. The 1934 version with Fredric March is also very interesting and has much higher production values. Both movies have the virtue of being much shorter and much less pretentious than the modern version of the story with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins called Meet Joe Black. In many ways, the 1971 version of Death Takes a Holiday is a very interesting and rare film that is definitely worth seeing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Effective remake of the '34 film with the added attraction of the pairing of Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The Grim Reaper assumes a human identity for three days to learn why earthlings cling so tenaciously to life.
Director
Robert Butler
Producer
George Eckstein
Genre
Fantasy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 15m