Barrymore enjoys himself immensely in this ripe horror effort as a demented and crippled Svengali figure who takes over the running of a ballet company. Alberni is way, way over the top as the drugged dancing master, and Boris Karloff pops up as the sadistic dad. The finale, which involves a brutal murder in the middle of a ballet performance, is well worth the wait.
The Mad Genius
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||J Grubb Alexander, Harvey Thew|