Man with Two Lives (1942)

65m, 1795 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Phil Rosen. It was first released in the USA on 13 March 1942.

Plot Summary

Phillip Bennett and Louise Hammond are returning home from their engagement party when Phillip is killed in a car crash. But thanks to the remarkable talents of Dr Clarke, Phillip is brought back to life – but with the soul of an executed murdered, Panino, now in his body.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Phil Rosen
Copyright MCMXLII [1942] by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Monogram Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: A.W. Hackel
Production Manager: Ben Gutterman
Original Screenplay by: Joseph Hoffman
Assistant Director: Al Wood
Director of Photography: Harry Neumann
Editorial Supervision: Martin G. Cohn
Musical Direction: Frank Sanucci
Sound Director: Glen Glenn

Edward Norris (Philip Bennett)
Marlo Dwyer (Helen Lengel)
Frederick Burton (Hobart Bennett)
Eleanor Lawson (Louise Hammond)
Addison Richards (Lieutenant Detective George Bradley)
Edward Keane (Dr Richard Clark)
Hugh Sothern (Professor Toller)
Tom Seidel (Reg Bennett)
Elliott Sullivan (Eric)
Anthony Warde (Hugo)
Ernie Adams (Gimpy)
Kenneth Duncan (Jess Fowler)
George Dobbs (Tim Martin)
Lois Landon [Aunt Margaret] *
Frances Richards [nurse] *
Jack Buckley [Mitch Larsen] *
Jack Ingraham [Ed Sporady] *
George Kirby [the Bennett butler] *

Alternative Titles

The Man with Too Many Faces – working title
Shed No Tears – working title



Castle of Frankenstein no.17 p.32


  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.296
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.309
  • The Monogram Checklist: The Films of Monogram Pictures Corporation, 1931-1952 by Ted Okuda p.139 – credits, synopsis, release date
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.162