(1935) Directed by Karl Freund. Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive. (68 min.) 35mm print from Warner Brothers Classics.
Dr. Gogol, a brilliant surgeon (Peter Lorre in his American film debut), is obsessed with an actress in a Parisian horror theater. She retires from the stage to marry a concert pianist, played by Colin Clive (the original Dr. Frankenstein). When the musician’s hands are mangled in a train wreck, she reluctantly seeks Dr. Gogol’s medical aid.
Drenched in Gothic atmosphere, courtesy of Citizen Kane’s cinematographer Gregg Toland; when Charles Chaplin saw Mad Love, he proclaimed Peter Lorre “the greatest living actor.” This new 35mm print was introduced as a favorite during the recent TCM Classic Film Festival by Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader.
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