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The Mad Genius (1931)
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09.12.09

The Mad Genius (1931) A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.

Title: Mad Genius, The
Release Date: November 07, 1931
Runtime: 81 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Michael Curtiz

Cast:
John Barrymore ...Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov
Marian Marsh ...Nana Carlova
Charles Butterworth ...Karimsky
Donald Cook ...Fedor Ivanoff
Luis Alberni ...Sergei Bankieff
Carmel Myers ...Sonya Preskoya
Andre Luguet ...Count Robert Renaud (as Andre Luguet)
Frankie Darro ...Fedor as a Boy
Boris Karloff ...Fedor's Father
Mae Madison ...Olga Chekova
Lee Moran ...Montmartre Cabaret Director

Writer(s):
Martin Brown
J. Grubb Alexander
Harvey F. Thew

Composer(s):
David Mendoza

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Danse Russe Trépak"
"Ochi Tchornya (Dark Eyes)"
"First Movement"

Movie Quote(s):
  • Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov: I will create my own being: that boy! That boy will be my counterpart, he shall be what I should have been... I will mold him, I will pour into him my genius, my soul. In him all my dreams, all my ambitions will be fulfilled -- the greatest dancer of all time!
Movie Trivia:
  • The play opened in Great Neck, New York, USA in 1929, and never made it to Broadway.
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Keywords:
Puppeteer, Ballet, Ballerina, Self Sacrifice, Berlin Germany  ...[more]


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