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The Mind Reader (1933)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 April 1933 (USA)
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Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. ... See full summary »

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Chandra
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Sylvia
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Frank
Natalie Moorhead ...
Mrs. Austin
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Jenny
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Sam
Earle Foxe ...
Don
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Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. The carny, renamed Chandra, falls for one of his marks, Sylvia, but their love is tested when he brings tragedy to other peoples' lives and she asks him to go straight. Written by Jon C. Hopwood

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1 April 1933 (USA)  »

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El adivino  »

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$154,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Stephen Sondheim picked this movie as the initial film on his special night as the Turner Classic Movies programmer, March 22, 2005. The cable network TCM was honoring him on his 75th birthday. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
F.R. Franklin aka Frank: [to Chandra Chandler as he's being led away to prison to serve a 2-10 year sentence] It sure is tough to be going away just when beer is coming back.
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band during the painless dentist segment at the beginning
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Serviceable, not great
27 March 2003 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

William Warren plays a fraud who must choose between his girl and his fraudulent - but lucrative - profession. Interesting use of crooked camera angles to depict crooked dealings. Warren displays a wider acting range than in other movies.


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