The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Theatrical poster
Directed by Terence Fisher
Produced by Michael Carreras
Anthony Nelson Keys
Written by Barré Lyndon (play)
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Starring Anton Diffring
Hazel Court
Christopher Lee
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Cinematography Jack Asher
Editing by John Dunsford
Studio Hammer Film Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 30 November 1959
Country United Kingdom

The Man Who Could Cheat Death is a 1959 British Hammer Film directed by Terence Fisher and starring Anton Diffring and Christopher Lee. It was based on the play The Man in Half Moon Street by Barré Lyndon which had been previously filmed in 1945. The film has not yet been released on DVD in the United Kingdom.


In Paris during 1890, 104-year-old Georges Bonnet (Diffring) is a sculptor who maintains a youthful appearance by regularly murdering women and using their parathyroid glands as an elixir to ward off the signs of age. When Bonnet’s requires a vital surgery to be undertaken he asks his old colleague Prof. Ludwig Weiss (Arnold Marlé) to perform it. He declines and Bonnet then blackmails Pierre Gerard (Christopher Lee) into performing the operation by endangering the life of Janine Dubois (Hazel Court), a young lady both Bonnet and Gerard are romantically interested in.


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