- General info
The Great Maximus (Claude Rains) has got a new act for the music halls where he makes his living. Working with his beautiful wife Rene (Fay Wray), he poses as a mind reader. It's all a trick, of course: he certainly doesn't have the gift for real. Or so he thinks... When he correctly predicts a terrible train crash, Maximus becomes an instant celebrity. But his new-found fame - and his friendship with sultry Christine Shawn (Jane Baxter) - threatens his marriage. Worse is to come: he is accused not of foreseeing accidents but actually causing them...
- Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field, Jane Baxter, Athole Stewart, C. Denier Warren, Felix Aylmer, Donald Calthrop, Margaret Davidge, Carleton Hobbs, Romilly Lunge, Graham Moffatt, Jack Raine, D.J. Williams
- Maurice Elvey
- Michael Balcon
- Charles Bennett, Ernst Lothar, Bryan Edgar Wallace
- Odeon Entertainment
- British Films, Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 77 minutes
- DVD Regions:
- Region 0 (All)
- Aspect Ratio:
- Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
- B & W
- Booklet Notes
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Interesting psychological thriller
- The Clairvoyant review by Mr Aquarium
It's old, black and white, and some of the accents are [as was often the way in British pre-1960s films] rather la-di-dah. However, the film is tightly scripted and is an interesting mix of the psychological and the - perhaps - supernatural. One of the pleasing aspects of this film is that it's socially subversive, almost as a casual by-product of the script. At several points, hard-working and endangered workers are contrasted with the hedonistic rich; very unexpected for a British film of the 1930s. Worth a look if you accept the usual limitations of films of this time.
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