The Man Who Returned to Life (1942)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Not a science-fiction story despite its title, The Man Who Returned to Life is a story of how deception can lead to tragedy. John Howard stars as a man who, in order to escape an untenable situation, fakes his own death. He escapes to a small town, assumes a new identity and settles down to a happy marriage and comfortable job. One morning he picks up the paper and discovers that an old acquaintance from his past existence has been arrested for his "murder"--and is sentenced to hang. The solution to the dilemma is arrived at following the lengthy flashback that forms the bulk of Man Who Returned to Life.



deception, execution, hanging, identity-switch, past