Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Le Grand Gogol

Each night he reports to his box
He's polite, but he's sort of a pox
Much more than attracted
To the horrors enacted,
He delights in the torture and shocks.

In Mad Love (Karl Freund; 1935), Dr. Gogol (Peter Lorre) obsessively attends every performance of actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake) in the Grand-Guignol styled "Le Théâtre des Horreurs." Title by grand title-master David Cairns.

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