Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mad about Mad Love

An insane surgeon's (Lorre of course) obsession with an actress (Gorgeous Frances Drake) leads him to replace her wounded pianist's husband's (Colin Clive)  hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. 
WOW! A terrific thriller, and the American Film Debut of Mr. Lorre. One of the last films that Colin Clive would make before his passing from acute alcoholism. Also one of the last films that Ted Healy would appear in (Great as an obnoxious Reporter) before being beaten to death while celebrating the birth of his son. Ted was a very bad drunk. The future was not bright for most of it's stars, but this film became a Horror Classic.
Here the restored window card.

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