Svengali ★★★ 1931
A music teacher uses his hypnotic abilities to manipulate one of his singing students and make her a star. Soon the young woman is singing for sell-out crowds, but only if her teacher is present. Barrymore in a hypnotic performance. Adapted from “Trilby” by George Du Maurier. Remade in 1955 and 1983. 76m/B VHS, DVD . John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp; D: Archie Mayo; W: J. Grubb Alexander; C: Barney McGill.