Death Takes a Holiday
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

In this adaptation of Alberto Casella's stage play, Death assumes human form in order to discover why men fear him. Posing as a Prince Sirki (and played by Fredric March), Death appears as a house guest at the villa of an Italian duke.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

A lofty but transfixing allegory, the film remains captivating because its central plot device is so different from most movies, then or now.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Mitchell Leisen's surprisingly complex (especially with its brief 79 minute running time) film has proven itself immune to both time and remakes.

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Shane Burridge
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Death...as a house guest that can't be gotten rid of

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In this wearisome and predictable plot line, Death falls in love and bores us to death talking about it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
starts out great, fascinating conceit and frederic march has the right air of underlying menace but the tone is too melodramatic and lead actress evelyn venable… More