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Mad Love (1935) was a Romance - Horror Film directed by Karl Freund and produced by John W. Considine Jr..

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Peter Lorre’s Dr. Gogol in Mad Love (1935)

By Amy on Aug 29, 2015 From Random Pictures

Like most movie watchers of my generation, I probably first saw the actual Peter Lorre in?Casablanca?(1942). He doesn’t have a lot of screen time, but he’s hard to forget. My first exposure to Peter Lorre, however, and perhaps also like a lot of folks my generation, was through the glory... Read full article


One year, one film: 1935 – Mad Love

By Lindsey on Jun 14, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

One year, one film: 1935 The film: Mad Love, dir. Karl Freund starring?Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED?| Must-See (Image via wrongsideoftheart.com) Peter Lorre stars in Mad Love as Doctor Gogol, a famed surgeon who has become obsessed with actress Y... Read full article


Mad Love (1935) (2)

By Beatrice on May 4, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Mad Love Directed by Karl Freund 1935/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing Brilliant surgeon Dr. Gogol (Peter Lorre) has become obsessed with love for grand guignol?actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake). ?Her husband is great concert pianist Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive). ?When Steven’s han... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Mad Love

By Barry P. on Apr 25, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1935) Directed by Karl Freund; Written by P.J. Wolfson and John L. Balderston; Based on the novel Les Mains D'Orlac by Maurice Renard; Starring: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake and Colin Clive; Available on DVD Rating: **** ½ “I believe in the low-spoken villain, who’s abs... Read full article


Classics Revisited: Mad Love

By Barry P. on Apr 25, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1935) Directed by Karl Freund; Written by P.J. Wolfson and John L. Balderston; Based on the novel Les Mains D'Orlac by Maurice Renard; Starring: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake and Colin Clive; Available on DVD Rating: **** ½ “I believe in the low-spoken villain, who’s abs... Read full article


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Doctor Gogol: There's blood on your cheek, Galatea.
[giggles]
Doctor Gogol: It seems that wax can bleed.


Doctor Gogol: Impossible?
Dr. Wong, Gogol's Assistant: Impossible!
Doctor Gogol: Napoleon said that word is not French.


Doctor Gogol: Each man kills the thing he loves.


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A torn poster of this movie, with its Spanish translation "Las manos de Orlac", appears in Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano, as a symbol for the intricate novel's plot that subsumes as dissension between mind and body of its anti-hero protagonist.
The last directorial effort of famed cinematographer Karl Freund.
Doctor Gogol's last lines change the hair color in, but otherwise quote, the 1836 Robert Browning poem 'Porphyria's Lover' which reads:
  • ...I found
  • A thing to do, and all her hair
  • In one long yellow string I wound
  • Three times her little throat around,
  • And strangled her.

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