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Mad Love


Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy View All


Karl Freund (Director), John L. Balderston (Screenplay), P.J. Wolfson (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jul. 12th, 1935
Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes
An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her wounded pianist husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer--hands which still have the urge to throw knives.
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Mad Love is often referred to as one of the greatest horror films of the 1930ís; Iíll take it a step further and say that Mad Love is one of the greatest horror films of all time..
The autonomous hands feel pretty far fetched for a horror that doesn't draw its terrors from the supernatural but from science (and why would Rollo's hands want to kill in any case - didn't they say his sentence was for one murder only so he clearly wasn't a serial killer or anything).
Citizen Rules
Loved that scene and how Lorre, who was very quiet and almost shy in the first part of the film, became a cackling mad man driven insane by his MAD LOVE.