Has anyone seen this 1935 gem directed by the great Karl Freund? I saw it for the first time this week and loved it. I am presently doing a little bit of research on Paris' famous Grand Guignol theater, and was told by a guy at the 'Thrillpeddlers' site (a San Francisoc-based theatre troupe that puts on Grand Guignol plays in English every Halloween!) that "Mad Love" reproduces the GG theatre in the film. So, I was curious to check it out and was happy to find a great horror classic in the GG style. Peter Lorre, in his first US role, is absolutely wonderful. Colin Clive is also in the film - the same year he did "Bride." The film is creepy, a little campy, but mostly it is visually stunning. The cinematographer was Gregg Toland ("Grapes of Wrath" & "Citizen Kane") and the look is reminiscent of German expressionism, with a hint of gothic elements thrown in. An important film in the history of horror and a must see for the fans of the genre.