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The Clairvoyant (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 15 July 1935 (USA)
A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

Charles Bennett (by), Ernst Lothar (based on the novel: "The Clairvoyant" by) (as Ernest Lothar) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Claude Rains ... Maximus
Fay Wray ... Rene
Mary Clare ... Mother
Ben Field Ben Field ... Simon
Jane Baxter ... Christine
Athole Stewart Athole Stewart ... Lord Southwood
C. Denier Warren C. Denier Warren ... Bimeter
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Maximus, a small-time music hall mind reader, has frightening flashes of precognition; but he cannot predict or control them ...until he realizes he has them in the presence of Christine, attractive daughter of a publisher, who makes Rene, his equally lovely wife, wretchedly jealous. But worse trouble comes to Maximus when he's accused of causing a disaster he predicted. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HEXED BY THE EVIL EYE See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Maximus: Darling, you're being rather childish.
Rene: It's only because I love you rather a lot.
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Alternate Versions

Scratchy multi-generation prints shown on TV under the title The Evil Mind are from a 68 min. reissue with different titles than the British original. See more »

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Edited from Le tunnel (1933) See more »

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Old-Fashioned Psychic Fun!
28 January 2004 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Claude Rains plays the psychic Maximus, a man with no discernable talent until his mind connects with a newspaperman's heiress daughter. This little film directed with some panache and skill by Maurice Elvey chronicles the abrupt rise and fall of a vaudevillian-like music hall act. Rains is, as always, very good. A good performance with some moments of genuine ham - just watch him do the things with his eyes. Fay Wray is also a nice asset as his wife. She seems to be very bubbly and brings some gentle humor and emotion to the film. The story has some nice twists and turns and has a surprise ending of sorts. The film is obviously somewhat old and has some creaky qualities to it as well. All in all, however; I found The Clairvoyant to be a nice way to spend a cold evening.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Evil Mind See more »

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Mono (Full Range Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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