The Man in Half Moon Street

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The Man in Half Moon Street
The Man in Half Moon Street.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ralph Murphy
Produced by Walter MacEwen
Written by Barré Lyndon (play)
Starring Nils Asther
Helen Walker
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography Henry Sharp
Edited by Tom Neff
Paramount Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 19, 1945 (1945-01-19) (New York City)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Man in Half Moon Street is a 1945 film noir 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 play by Barré Lyndon, and stars Nils Asther and Helen Walker with direction by Ralph Murphy.


A scientist, Dr. Karell (Asther), has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) with the help of Dr. Van Bruecken (Schünzel). However, Dr. Karell has now fallen in love, and has discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.


Home video[edit]

This film is now available on DVD from a number of vendors. The 1959 Hammer Films remake, The Man Who Could Cheat Death, is available on DVD from Legend Films.

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