Death Takes a Holiday
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

In this filmization of Alberto Casella's play, Death assumes human form in order to discover why men fear him. Posing as a Prince Sirki, Death appears as a house guest at an Italian duke's villa. While "Sirki" is present,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 1934
DVD Release Date: November 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Douglas Pratt

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 a house guest that can't be gotten rid of

Dennis Schwartz
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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: 83% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A mite stagy with occasional theatrical performances but still a compelling allegory about the mysteries of life and death.
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