Svengali
Svengali (1931)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1931
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A peculiar, affecting ode to the tragic lecher

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Movies this old seem to come from another planet.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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