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Svengali (1931)

Svengali (1931)




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A charismatic music teacher mesmerizes his best student and turns her into big star. Unfortunately, his plan backfires a bit, for she can only sing when he is near her. The story is based on Du Maurier's novel Trilby.

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Marian Marsh
as Trilby O'Farrell
Donald Crisp
as The Laird
Paul Porcasi
as Manager
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Critic Reviews for Svengali

All Critics (6)

A peculiar, affecting ode to the tragic lecher

March 9, 2013 | Full Review…

Vintage old-fashioned psychological melodrama about the evil use of mind-control.

March 24, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the best -- and most overlooked -- early talkie horror films. Barrymore is magnetic in the lead.

March 29, 2004 | Rating: 5/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Movies this old seem to come from another planet.

March 16, 2004 | Rating: 55/100
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Audience Reviews for Svengali

Great story, actors, and the ending is perfect. I loved this movie.

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