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Man Alive (1945)

Michael McBride is declared dead after a car accident leaving his wife Connie grief stricken. When he reappears he has difficulty convincing people it's him due to the interference of Tolliver and a young Ignatius claiming to be his son.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

John Tucker Battle (story), Edwin Blum (screenplay) (as Edwin Harvey Blum) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pat O'Brien ... Michael O'Flaherty 'Speed' McBride
Adolphe Menjou ... Kismet
Ellen Drew ... Connie McBride
Rudy Vallee ... Gordon Tolliver
Fortunio Bonanova ... Prof. Zorado
Joseph Crehan ... Dr. James P. Whitney
Jonathan Hale ... Osborne
Minna Gombell ... Aunt Sophie
Jason Robards Sr. ... Henry Fletcher (as Jason Robards)
Jack Norton ... Willie the Wino
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Michael McBride is declared dead after a car accident leaving his wife Connie grief stricken. When he reappears he has difficulty convincing people it's him due to the interference of Tolliver and a young Ignatius claiming to be his son.

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A Super-Natural for Laughs! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amorous Ghost See more »

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Budget:

$738,000 (estimated)
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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary article in The Hollywood Reporter, Ruth Hussey was slated to play Connie. See more »

Goofs

When Steve slams the hatch on Kismet, there is a newspaper laying on the deck beside the hatch. In the next, closer shot, when Kismet opens the hatch, the newspaper has moved to the corner of said hatch. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nocturne (1946) See more »

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mistaken identity during ww II
9 November 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Classic Cast! Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Rudy Vallee. From RKO, Pat O'Brien is Michael McBride. His wife, Connie is played by Ellen Drew. Something happens to Michael, and while he is away, his nemesis "Gordie" (Vallee) makes the moves on Connie. In a classic case of mistaken identity, Michael is taken for a crook, and must figure out who he is and where he belongs. Menjou is "Kismet", sailor on the steamboat where Michael ends up, and he helps Michael find his home again. For some reason, seances were big in the 1930s and 1940s, and they play a BIG part in this film. It's light and fun, but gets pretty silly, if you can stand it. Like an episode of Three's Company, it all could have been straightened out much earlier, but for some reason, it isn't. This one has a great cast, even if the plot is hokey. Even Carl Switzer (Alfafa !) has a bit part. Directed by Ray Enright. After serving in WW I, he worked with Mack Sennett in hollywood. Worth watching, if just to see Vallee, Menjou, and Switzer, some of the greats.


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