Episode 343: Mad Love (1935)

Special Guests: Gregory W. Mank, Stephen D. Youngkin
Guest Co-Host: Samm Deighan

Shocktober 2017 kicks off with Karl Freund's final film as a director and Peter Lorre's first film in America, Mad Love (1935). Based upon 's The Hands of Orlac, the film shifts focus from the titular Orlac to Dr. Gogol, a cunning physician who specializes in some questionable procedures. He’s fascinated by the actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake) and, rebuffed in his advances, manages to enter her life after he backhandedly helps her husband, concert pianist Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive), by giving him a new pair of hands after his have been crushed in an accident. But what kind of gift are the hands of a murderer on a master musician?

Samm Deighan joins Mike to discuss the unusual American debut from Peter Lorre along with special guests Gregory W. Mank (Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Horror Films from the Genre's Golden Age) and Stephen D. Youngkin (The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre).

Listen/Download Now:

Links:
Buy Mad Love on DVD
Buy Mad Love on YouTube
Buy The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin
Buy Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Horror Films from the Genre's Golden Age by Gregory W. Mank
Read Filming the "Lucy" show

Music:
"The Girl Without Hands" - John Medeski & Scott Harding
"You Need Hands" - Malcolm McLaren
"These Hands" - The Damned

Watch:
10/03/2017

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