Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Svengali

Synopsis

The George du Maurier novel Trilby, about a hypnotist who controls a female musician, was originally filmed as Trilby, a 1920s silent. In the 1931 talkie, the emphasis shifts from the music student to the teacher, Svengali. [[Performer~P4291~John Barrymore~johnbarrymore]] gives a scenery-chewing performance as Svengali, who is originally seen tutoring Honori ([[Performer~P51609~Carmel Myers~carmelmyers]]). Trilby ([[Performer~P45757~Marian Marsh~marianmarsh]]) is making her living as a nude model, but...more

Advertisement