Mini-Review: The Clasirvoyant (1935)


Faux mind-reader Maximus (Claude Rains) discovers he can really see the future whenever love Christine (Jane Baxter) is in close proximity. This, of course, doesn't sit well with his wife, Rene (Fay Wray). Predicting the future is a blessing and a curse, ultimately putting him on trial for causing the accidents he foresaw.

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aka The Evil Mind, it's an interesting movie with a lot packed into it, but not really horror at all. I liked the performances and direction by Maurice Elvey. Overall, I think it has more layers and depth than most mystery-thrillers of the time. At the very least, it's more original.

Written by Charles Bennett & Bryan Edgar Wallace Based on the novel by Ernest Lothar Directed by Maurice Elvey Starring Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Jane Baxter US Release July 15, 1935 RT 81 min. Home Video Synergy Ent.

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