Mad Love
Mad Love (1935)

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.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 1935
DVD Release Date: September 30, 1992
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Lorre cuts a striking figure as Doctor Gogol.

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Steve Crum

Wild Peter Lorre horror classic directed by great Karl Freund.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Fascinating, ultra-creepy tale

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A hugely successful example of '30s horror style at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, and also a nasty, insightful chunk of pulpy psychological study.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The last half hour of Mad Love gets more and more strange until it becomes honestly horrifying.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Grim horror film from Karl Freund.

Staci Layne Wilson

This movie is full of creepy imagery and entendre; some of the surgical accoutrement make David Cronenberg look like Steven Spielberg!

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Peter Lorre's auspicious first appearance in a Hollywood-made film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I'm madly in love with this movie and Peter Lorre! It's so beautiful and horrific all at once, very romantic. If you love old horror movies, you… More
Stella Dallas
muahahahahaha! peter lorre's first hollywood film is a remake of the german silent horror orlacs hande, in which a mad doctor grafts a murderer's… More
El Hombre Invisible
This campy and highly melodramatic horror movie is notable as the American debut of Peter Lorre. This being the second adaptation of the Hands of Orlac story… More
Greg S
Demented surgeon Gogol (Peter Lorre) grafts new hands onto a concert pianist who is also the husband of the woman he loves. Trouble is, he chooses hands that… More
Cindy I
Peter Lorre gives another wonderfully creepy performance as brilliant but off his rocker Dr. Gogol. He is in love with actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake). She… More
Brandon Siddall
This is a remake of the 1924 Austrian film The Hands of Orlac. This movie is the American film debut of acting great Peter Lorre, and unfortunately the last… More