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Svengali

Author: Archie L MayoJ Grubb AlexanderJohn BarrymoreMarian MarshDonald CrispAll authors
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Mill Creek Entertainment, [2007]
Series: Historical drama classics.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Oscar nominated film stars John Barrymore in a riveting performance as Maestro Svengali, a music teacher who uses his hypnotic powers to control his students for his own pleasure and gain. Svengali becomes enamored with his latest student Trilby O'Farrell (Marian Marsh) and uses his abilities to completely control her. Empowered by his hypnotic manipulations, O'Farrell abandons her family and boyfriend and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Feature films
Historical
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: George Du Maurier
Material Type: Videorecording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Archie L Mayo; J Grubb Alexander; John Barrymore; Marian Marsh; Donald Crisp; Bramwell Fletcher; Carmel Myers; George Du Maurier; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Vitaphone Corp.; Mill Creek Entertainment.; OverDrive, Inc.
OCLC Number: 144531930
Notes: Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed June 14, 2007).
"Based on the novel [Trilby] by George Louis Du Maurier."
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1931.
Credits: Photography by Barney McGill ; edited by William Holmes.
Cast: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher, Carmel Myers, Luis Alberni, Lumsden Hare, Paul Porcasi.
Target Audience: Age group: NR.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 426487KB).
Series Title: Historical drama classics.
Responsibility: directed by Archie Mayo ; screen play and dialogue by J. Grubb Alexander ; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & the Vitaphone Corp.

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This Oscar nominated film stars John Barrymore in a riveting performance as Maestro Svengali, a music teacher who uses his hypnotic powers to control his students for his own pleasure and gain. Svengali becomes enamored with his latest student Trilby O'Farrell (Marian Marsh) and uses his abilities to completely control her. Empowered by his hypnotic manipulations, O'Farrell abandons her family and boyfriend and embarks on a singing tour of Europe. Suspicion of his girlfriend's disappearance, the boyfriend, Billee (Branwell Fletcher), tracks down the pair with the hope of freeing O'Farrell from the control of Svengali.

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