Average Rating: 6.7/10
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Release Date: Dec 31, 1931 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 720
The George du Maurier novel Trilby, about a hypnotist who controls a female musician, was originally filmed as Trilby, a 1920s silent. In the 1931 talkie, the emphasis shifts from the music student to the teacher, Svengali. John Barrymore gives a scenery-chewing performance as Svengali, who is originally seen tutoring Honori (Carmel Myers). Trilby (Marian Marsh) is making her living as a nude model, but she wants to use her musical talents to earn money and hopes to settle down with Billee
Dec 31, 1931 Wide
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Vintage old-fashioned psychological melodrama about the evil use of mind-control.
One of the best -- and most overlooked -- early talkie horror films. Barrymore is magnetic in the lead.
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