The Man Who Haunted Himself | 1970 | Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil

The Man Who Haunted Himself | 1970 | Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil

Roger Moore is the businessman who, after a road accident, discovers that his doppelganger has taken his place at work as well as in his private life. An intriguing tale, but, alas, writer/director Basil Dearden doesn’t know what to do with the premise once the story is up and running. The predictable conclusion only adds to the sense of deja vu, but Moore is watchable as the man out of his depth.

production details

UK | 94 minutes | 1970

Screenplay: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph
Novel: Anthony Armstrong
Director: Basil Dearden
Art Direction: Albert Witherick
Director Of Photography: Tony Spratling
Costume Design: Beatrice Dawson
Makeup Artists: George Blackler, John Webber
Hairdresser: Barbara Ritchie
Editor: Teddy Darvas
Producers: Michael Relph, Bryan Forbes,
Executive Producer: Basil Dearden
Associate Producer: Jack Rix
Casting: G.B. Walker
Original Music Composer: Michael J. Lewis

Roger Moore as Harold Pelham
Anton Rodgers as Tony Alexander
Olga Georges-Picot as Julia Anderson
Freddie Jones as Dr. Harris
Alastair Mackenzie as Michael Pelham
Hugh Mackenzie as James Pelham
Kevork Malikyan as Luigi
Thorley Walters as Frank Bellamy
Ruth Trouncer as Miss Bird
Hildegard Neil as Eve Pelham




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