Death Takes a Holiday

HE LIVED FOR THREE DAYS...AND LOVED FOREVER!
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  • 4 X 3 ASPECT RATIO
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 1, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Rating: 4/5 -- A lofty but transfixing allegory, the film remains captivating because its central plot device is so different from most movies, then or now.
DVDLaser
Jun 14, 2007
Fredric March plays Death as if he thought he might possibly be Dracula; and he intones all his words with an awesome, old-Shakespearian-actor solemnity. Evelyn Venable is contrastingly starry-eyed and vernal as his love. Full Review
Vanity Fair
May 16, 2019
Death...as a house guest that can't be gotten rid of
rec.arts.movies.reviews
Jun 14, 2007
Rating: C+ -- In this wearisome and predictable plot line, Death falls in love and bores us to death talking about it. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 27, 2005
Rating: 6/10 -- The real visual treats in Death Takes a Holiday, however, come from the art decoration by Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegté. Full Review
TheArtsStl
Jul 23, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Mitchell Leisen's surprisingly complex (especially with its brief 79 minute running time) film has proven itself immune to both time and remakes. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 21, 2003

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In the pre-code classic Death Takes a Holiday, the Grim Reaper (Fredric March) pays a visit to a family of wealthy socialites though he is not there on his usual business. Intent on entering the human world for a three-day holiday, Death takes the form of a visiting prince, and assumes all the pleasures and pains that go with flesh and blood existence. Experiencing, for the first time, all that humanity has to offer, he becomes enamored of Grazia (Evelyn Venable), a woman both in love with life and infatuated with death. But soon, in Death's absence, life is running dangerously and unexplainably rampant, and knowing that he must return to his eternally grim world, he conceives a plan, involving Grazia, to allow him to take back some of what he has learned and yearned for. Co-starring Henry Travers (Clarence, the angel of It's a Wonderful Life), this thrilling and evocative portrayal of death's lesson and life's blessing is one of the golden age of Hollywood's most memorable films.

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  • UPC: 025192052002
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