Mad Love
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In his first American film, Peter Lorre portrays egg-bald Dr. Gogol. A brilliant and highly respected surgeon, Gogol would give up everything he has in life for the love of Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake), star of the Parisian Horror Theatre. But Yvonne is deeply in love with her husband, concert pianist Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive). When Orlac loses his hands in a train accident, Yvonne pleads with Gogol to save her husband. Perversely, he does so by grafting the hands of a recently executed murderer onto Orlac. Not only is Orlac unable to resume his musical career, but he has suddenly developed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This movie is full of creepy imagery and entendre; some of the surgical accoutrement make David Cronenberg look like Steven Spielberg!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"Peter Lorre's auspicious first appearance in a Hollywood-made film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wild Peter Lorre horror classic directed by great Karl Freund."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Fascinating, ultra-creepy tale"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The last half hour of Mad Love gets more and more strange until it becomes honestly horrifying."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Grim horror film from Karl Freund."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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