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Svengali (1931)

George du Maurier's supernatural tale of a mysterious Parisian artist who uses his hypnotic power to ensnare a young model is something of a lost treasure. Legendary actor John Barrymore takes on the commanding title role in this 1931 adaptation. But art director Anton Grot and cinematographer Barney McGill (who were Oscar nominated for their work here) are the real stars, creating a surreal, Tim Burton-esque landscape out of turn-of-the-century Paris. Part of Guild Cinema's "A Voice in the Dark" double-feature, alongside 1925's The Phantom of the Opera. 78 minutes Unrated.