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|The Man in Half Moon Street|
|Directed by||Ralph Murphy|
|Screenplay by||Garrett Fort (adaptation) Charles Kenyon (finished screenplay)|
|Based on||The Man in Half Moon Street by Barré Lyndon|
|Produced by||Walter MacEwen|
|Edited by||Tom Neff|
|Music by||Miklós Rózsa|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Man in Half Moon Street is a 1945 science fiction romantic melodrama dealing with a man who retains his youth and cannot die, living throughout the ages. The plot is similar to Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray, except that there are more logical explanations for the eternal youth of the main character. The film is based on a 1939 West End play of the same title by Barré Lyndon, and stars Nils Asther and Helen Walker with direction by Ralph Murphy.
A scientist, Dr. Karell (Asther), has discovered a treatment that can indefinitely prolong his life, using glands stolen from human victims. Having kept his achievement secret for over a century of continuous youth, Karell now has to contend with the curiosity of his new girlfriend Eve (Walker), the increasing guilt of his colleague Dr. Van Bruecken (Schünzel), and a police investigation of his most recent murder. Above all, he needs a renewal of his treatment, or else the mortality he has been evading will catch him at last.
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