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Seeleg Lester (original screenplay) and
Dick Wesson (original screenplay)
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8 October 1969 (USA) See more »
He Was a White Man - They Transplanted His Brain Into a Black Body - Then He Went Home to the Woman He Loved... See more »
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Raymond St. Jacques ... David Rowe

Susan Oliver ... Margaret Rowe

Janet MacLachlan ... Elizabeth Dickson

Leslie Nielsen ... Sheriff Webb

Donnelly Rhodes ... Roger Morrow

David Bailey ... Tommy Benson
Andre Womble ... Scupper

Clarice Taylor ... Rose Landis

Jack Creley ... Bill Chambers
Cosette Lee ... Angela Rowe
Larry Reynolds ... Judge Forrest
Hope Clarke ... Nancy
Rudy Challenger ... Howard Culver

Henry Ramer ... Chief Enfield
Franz Russell ... Mayor Farrell
Joseph Shaw ... Governor LaTourette
Sydney Brown ... Attorney Nash
Anthony Kramreither ... Dr. Bornear (as Tony Kramreither)
Ron Hartmann ... Dr. Kelman
Murray Westgate ... Judge Stanton
Guy Sanvido ... First Reporter

Chuck Shamata ... Second Reporter
Dan MacDonald ... Third Reporter
Joseph Wynn ... Fourth Reporter
Charles Elder
Horace Baley ... Moorland
Buddy Ferens ... Officer
Don Crawford ... Callicot
Pat Collins ... Mrs. Robinson

Sean Sullivan ... Mr. Robinson
Vivian Reis ... Gloria
Ellen Flood ... Mother
Dan McIlravey ... Little Boy (as Danny McIlravey)
Keith Williams ... A Guest
Clarence Haynes ... Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Lundy ... Jury member (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevens 
Writing credits
Seeleg Lester (original screenplay) and
Dick Wesson (original screenplay) (as Richard Wesson)

Produced by
Seeleg Lester .... producer
Dick Wesson .... producer (as Richard Wesson)
Henry S. White .... executive producer
Original Music by
Duke Ellington 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz  (as Arthur Ornitz)
Film Editing by
Donald Ginsberg 
Art Direction by
Harold Maxfield 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
James Keeler .... hairdresser
Production Management
Clark L. Paylow .... production manager (as Clark Paylow)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kris Patterson .... assistant director (as Kris Paterson)
Art Department
Keath Barrie .... set dresser
William Collett .... construction manager (as Bill Collett)
Wilf Culley .... property master
Sound Department
Abe De Cesare .... boom operator (as Abe DeCesare)
Des Dollery .... sound
Austin Grimaldi .... sound mixer
Joe Grimaldi .... sound mixer
Bill Kennedy .... sound editor
Omero Pataracchia .... sound recordist (as Omera Pataracchia)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Cole .... still photographer
Charlie Goodchild .... key grip (as Charles Goodchild)
Chris Holmes .... gaffer
Bernie MacNeil .... best boy (as Bernie McNeil)
Reginald H. Morris .... camera operator (as Reginald Morris)
Matt Tundo .... camera assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Ansell .... wardrobe designer
Roger Palmer .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
George Prodanou .... assistant editor
Music Department
Duke Ellington .... conductor
Other crew
Ruby Renaut .... continuity
Norrie Swanson .... technical advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cambio de mente" - Spain
"Gefsi apo klemmeni idoni" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Kuro no sôsa-sen" - Japan (imdb display title)
"La peau de l'autre" - France (imdb display title)
"Személyiségcsere" - Hungary (imdb display title)
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98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:SOA | UK:X | USA:R (certificate #21321)
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I remember its tag line so well: "Is he a white man with a black man's body or a black man with a white man's brain?, 28 March 2005
Author: Deusvolt from United States

Here lies the conundrum: When and if we do realize the theory of transplanting brains,who survives? - the brain donor or the body donor?

Who is the donor and who is the recipient?

This movie, however, makes it clear that the brain's owner is the survivor but nevertheless he becomes a changed man, a white man who after experiencing racial discrimination, begins thinking like a black man.

The fact that he is a District Attorney does not shield him from racism and surprisingly, even those who knew that he used to be a white man changed their attitude towards him.

Made a few years after the anti-racial discrimination laws were passed by the Johnson administration, this film seemed to rub it in onto racists and segregationists.

The wonderful jazz music of Duke Ellington helps this movie along. I wish I could hear the soundtrack again.

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