The Man from Yesterday (1949)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Thriller  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Written by John Gilling, The Man From Yesterday is an other-worldly melodrama in the same vein as J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls. The lion's share of the footage goes to Henry Oscar, playing an Indian mystic. Oscar arrives at the home of Marie Burke, who wants to contact the spirit of her dead fiance. When Marie subsequently dies herself, Oscar accuses jealous John Stuart of arranging both deaths, whereupon Stuart kills Oscar. That's when we find out the whole film has been a dream, and everyone in the household is still alive--but Oscar has died while en route to the house. Future film star Laurence Harvey shows up in a supporting role.

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afterlife, dream, murder, mysticism