The Man in Half Moon Street 12/30/23
Charlie Largent rings out the old year with one of the least-seen vintage chillers. This murderous ‘love out of time’ fantasy features a sort-of Haunted Painting, yet is arrayed in the form of a gothic horror. Paramount mostly stayed away from the genre after the pre-Code era; this effort avoids shock effects in favor of a strange tale of fate. Nils Asther and Helen Walker star; the Barré Lyndon screenplay was later remade by Hammer Films, as ‘The Man Who Could Cheat Death.’ On Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].