Death Takes a Holiday | Chicago Reader

Death Takes a Holiday

One of the oddball projects Paramount was fond of in the early 30s, though not one of the most successful. Death (Fredric March, in what some would say was typecasting) disguises himself as a prince and visits an aristocratic Italian family. It's partly based on a Maxwell Anderson play, which means the windy dialogue is interrupted only by crushingly predictable plot events (Death falls in love). Mitchell Leisen, the director, hadn't yet developed the light touch with actors he would display memorably later in the decade, though some of his trademark pictorial effects are in evidence. With Evelyn Venable, Sir Guy Standing, and Katherine Alexander (1934, 78 min.).

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