When socialite Philip Bennett is killed in a violent car
accident, his doctor performs an experimental operation to resurrect the dead
man. The procedure is a success, but something goes terribly wrong. Philip’s
behavior becomes cold-blooded and brutal. Assuming the identity of a recently
executed murderer, he unites with the crook’s gang and leads them on a vicious
crime wave. A professor suspects the impossible – that the criminal’s soul has
entered Philip’s body. As Philip lashes out at society, the police are called in
to end his deadly rampage.
A low-budget reworking of the themes explored in Universal’s horror classic
‘Black Friday’ (1940), ‘The Man With Two Lives’ features a
strong performance by Edward Norris, who believably transforms from the
well-loved family man into a merciless killer.
- NTSC All Region
- Originally Released in 1942