The Mad Genius

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

THE MAD GENIUS was an unsuccessful sequel to SVENGALI (1931). Not that it had the same characters, just that it had much the same story and the studio seemed to be attempting to fly on the coattails of the latter. Barrymore is a raving lunatic, a marionettist whose mother had been a Russian ballerina. His own club foot has kept him from following a career...read more

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01:53 — Crippled in mind and body, half-crazed puppeteer Ivan Tsarakov (Barrymore) fulfills his dream of becoming a ballet dancer through Fedor Ivanoff (Donal (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: THE MAD GENIUS was an unsuccessful sequel to SVENGALI (1931). Not that it had the same characters, just that it had much the same story and the studio seemed to be attempting to fly on the coattails of the latter. Barrymore is a raving lunatic, a marionett… (more)

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