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The Man Who Reclaimed His Head

1934 1h 22m Drama List
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Passionate intellectual Paul Verin (Claude Rains) writes editorials decrying war and capitalist profiteering and allows politician Henry Dumont (Lionel Atwill) to take credit for his words in the broadsheet he publishes. When Dumont's political aspirations bring him closer to the very financiers and industrialists condemned in Paul's writings, he urges Paul to soften his rhetoric. After Paul refuses, Dumont decides to undermine his employee -- first by seducing his wife, Adele (Joan Bennett). Read More Read Less

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Meyer Levin (Patterson Murphy) Esquire Magazine Important for its attack on munitions manufacturers, as well as for the concise and powerful performance by Claude Rains, who here at last appears in a sympathetic role. Apr 20, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Passionate intellectual Paul Verin (Claude Rains) writes editorials decrying war and capitalist profiteering and allows politician Henry Dumont (Lionel Atwill) to take credit for his words in the broadsheet he publishes. When Dumont's political aspirations bring him closer to the very financiers and industrialists condemned in Paul's writings, he urges Paul to soften his rhetoric. After Paul refuses, Dumont decides to undermine his employee -- first by seducing his wife, Adele (Joan Bennett).
Director
Edward Ludwig
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 22m