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His Double Life

Released Jan 12, 1934 1h 8m Comedy List
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Confusion reigns when reclusive British painter Priam Farrel (Roland Young) is mistaken for his valet, Henry Leek (Philip Tonge), who has died of pneumonia. Leek's body is interred at Westminster Abbey as the art world mourns Farrel. When young widow Alice (Lillian Gish), who has been corresponding with the valet, also confuses Farrel with Leek, the artist decides to simply accept his new identity. Farrel marries Alice but continues painting, which eventually leads to a startling discovery. Read More Read Less

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Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair Roland Young is completely charming, although miscast. Jun 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Confusion reigns when reclusive British painter Priam Farrel (Roland Young) is mistaken for his valet, Henry Leek (Philip Tonge), who has died of pneumonia. Leek's body is interred at Westminster Abbey as the art world mourns Farrel. When young widow Alice (Lillian Gish), who has been corresponding with the valet, also confuses Farrel with Leek, the artist decides to simply accept his new identity. Farrel marries Alice but continues painting, which eventually leads to a startling discovery.
Director
Arthur Hopkins
Producer
Eddie Dowling
Screenwriter
Clara Beranger, Arthur Hopkins
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 12, 1934, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 13, 2016
Runtime
1h 8m
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