Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Feeling misunderstood, Death, played by Frederic March, takes human form for a weekend to learn why mortals fear him and cling so desperately to their physical existence. When he finds himself drawn to an ethereal woman, he learns of love and comes to a deeper understanding of life. Leisen brings a haunting, atmospheric romanticism to a film that’s part philosophical allegory, part surrealist fable.
Paramount Productions, Inc. Producer: E. Lloyd Sheldon. Screenwriter: Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman. Based on a play by Alberto Casella. Cinematographer: Charles Lang. Cast: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander, Gail Patrick.
35mm, b/w, 79 min.