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SVENGALI (1931) and BARRYMORE HAMLET SCREEN TEST (1937)
and BARRYMORE HAMLET SCREEN TEST (1937)
SVENGALI starring John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher and Lumsden Hare. Directed by Archie Mayo. Svengali, the evil hypnotist, destroys the will of Trilby and forces her to leave the people she loves to tour the world as a great singer. With plenty of atmosphere and creepy settings, this film was directed in an unusual Germanic style and will surely please any fan of the supernatural cinema. Our version contains the rare, and often censored, nude scene showing Trilby in a coach draped only in Svengali's cloak! Also see TRILBY, our silent release for a great version of this story filmed in Fort Lee, NJ in 1915.
HAMLET SCREEN TEST starring John Barrymore, Donald Crisp and Reginald Denny. This screen test is all that remains of the greatest Hamlet. A test for a film which, unfortunately, was never made. A fascinating glimpse at what could have been! Being very rare, the quality of the original film source is only fair.
John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher, Lumsden Hare and Reginald Denny