Svengali (1931)

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Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.


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15 February 2001 | mord39
Beautiful, Seldom - Seen Gem
I'm so glad I recently had the chance to catch up with this film! John Barrymore is a joy to watch as the eccentric lead character, and the camera work and sets are second to none.

I was particularly captivated with 16 year-old Marian Marsh as the feisty beauty, Trilby. This is the very picture of who the old song "You're Sixteen" was singing about in my book! Although this is not a horror film, it's recommended for fans who love the style of those old cherished Universal 30s classics.

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