New identity after train accident.

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New identity after train accident.

Unread post by Mbakkel2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:30 am

I am watching the 1936 film "Beyond the Deadline". A fugitive switches identity with a dead man in a trainwreck. I have seen something similar in another film, but I have forgotten the title. Do you know it? Thank you very much!

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:28 am

THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE (1935) has a similar plot thread to it. A British film, directed by George King, I first saw it on TNT about twenty years ago. Features a memorable bit from Moore Marriott as a tinker one year before launching his 'Harbottle' character in WINDBAG THE SAILOR...

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Re: New identity after train accident.

Unread post by Mbakkel2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:13 am

Thank you very much!

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Unread post by Peg of the PreCodes » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:41 am

See also Shooting Straight (1930), starring Richard Dix.

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Unread post by Mbakkel2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:45 am

Thank you very much!

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Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:49 pm

Cornell Woolrich's pulp novel I Married a Dead Man (1948) featured an unmarried pregnant mother who was traveling home on a train when she meets a pair of happy newlyweds traveling home to meet the parents for the first time. There is a horrific train wreck, and the mother is mistaken for the bride in the hospital. Although the real couple died, she is taken in by her "husband's" parents. She lives a happy life until her ex-boyfriend discovers her.

The book was made into the film No Man of Her Own (1950) with Barbara Stanwyck.

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Unread post by countryslicker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:37 am

This storyline sounded very familiar so I checked my DVD of "Mrs Winterbourne" (1996) directed by Richard Benjamin with Shirley MacLaine,Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser. The credits include the following: "Based upon the Novel I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich".

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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:52 am

There's also an episode of radio's THE WHISTLER where Gerald Mohr switches identities with Joseph Kearns after Kearns dies in a train wreck with both aboard.
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Unread post by Lamar » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:04 am

There was also a bad Lifetime tv movie version of "No Man of Her Own" called "She's No Angel" in 2002.

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Unread post by Mbakkel2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:22 pm

Thank you very much to all of you.

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