Approved | | Drama, Horror, Romance
Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.
[Marian Marsh on co-star John Barrymore] "He was really rather shy. Sometimes, after he would play a scene, everybody would applaud, and he would back into the wall! Always he was so helpful and so inspiring to me, and when you're with the greatest, you have to try to come up to his level. He knew he was doing that... he did it many times before."
Maestro Svengali... this has been a marvelous change since we saw him last.
The Laird: Yeah, it's been just five years.
Monsieur Taffy: Wonderful!
Billee: They say that his wife is a very beautiful woman.
Monsieur Taffy: Didn't you say that she was a Polish woman that he picked up in Russia?
The Laird: Yeah, ...
In the opening scene we see a late C19th pianoforte but we hear a modern (1931) concert grand.
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