The Secret Life of Algernon

The Secret Life of Algernon is a 1997 Canadian comedy film directed by Charles Jarrott. It stars John Cullum and Carrie-Anne Moss in an early film appearance. It won an award at the 1998 Breckenridge Festival of Film.[1] The film is based on the novel by Russell H. Greenan The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton.

The Secret Life of Algernon
Directed byCharles Jarrott
Produced byNancy Marano
Written byJohn Cullum
John Gray
Charles Jarrott
StarringJohn Cullum
Carrie-Anne Moss
Charles Durning
Music byGraeme Coleman
CinematographyGregory Middleton
Edited byDoug Forbes
Marano Productions
Phare-Est Productions
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Running time
106 minutes


Algernon is an old man who lives alone, having conversations with a porcelain cat and making things out of bones, for which he boils a neighbor's dead dog. He is visited by an old friend who is dying of ailments and thus commits suicide, leaving a million dollars in a suitcase. A woman claiming to be interested in Algernon's Egyptologist great-grandfather pretends to be in love with Algernon, and he almost falls for it.



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