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The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

Manwho The Roger Moore revival starts here! Indeed for a man who has such a cracking CV - Bond, The Saint, The Persuaders to name just three - he really doesn't carry much of a reputation. That's because not many people have seen the excellent The Man Who Haunted Himself.

Very much a lost 70s classic and with a title that just about sums up the plot. Moore is Harold Pelham, a solid and dependable London executive, Rover driver (says it all) and family man. On a drive home from the office, he suddenly feels strange - and excitable - driving his Rover at racing speed, before crashing it and ending up with a stay in hospital.

After his recovery and return to work, he notices something strange - people are telling him that they've met him - or rather, met an outgoing party animal that looks like him. Who is this other Pelham - and can he be stopped before he wrecks the dependable Pelham's life?

It's a real gem, directed with great skill  (as you'd expect) by Basil Dearden with Moore on top of his game as the mixed-up executive (and indeed the playboy). It's also got a cracking support cast and a plot that's far-fetched, but keeps you guessing right down to the final scene.

Rent it or buy it - you'll not be disappointed (especially as Amazon are selling it for under £4). And check out a clip below...



I can remember seeing this on TV when I was a kid and being mesmerized by it, but I had no idea what it was called until now. I hope to rent it soon and give it another look.

I might be one of few, but I've always really liked Roger Moore and I thought he was a great Bond. He was really terrififc in The Saint & The Persuaders!

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