The Man Who Wanted to Live Twice

The Man Who Wanted to Live Twice (German: Der Mann, der zweimal leben wollte) is a 1950 West German drama film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Rudolf Forster, Olga Tschechowa and Heidemarie Hatheyer.

The Man Who Wanted to Live Twice
Directed byViktor Tourjansky
Written by
Music byLothar Brühne
CinematographyKonstantin Irmen-Tschet
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
15 September 1950
Running time
90 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The future star Marianne Koch made her debut in this film, having been discovered by the director while working at the Bavaria Studios in Munich.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Franz Bi and Botho Hoefer. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.253


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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