Wow. This is one of the best of the 30's horror cycle. Karl Freund really knew how to make them. I'd certainly go as far as to say this is a better film than The Mummy. Of course, it relies heavily on Peter Lorre's performance, with is simply excellent. It's like he's pulled his character from "M" and empowered it, driving it in a different direction. From the deep caring of the surgeon, to the love of beauty, to the crazed ramblings of a mad man - Lorre does it all. Man, what they could do with 69 minutes! I just loved seeing this last night. It's stodd the test of time, so certainly doesn't need my recommendation - but if you haven't gotten the DVD yet, you need to rea h into your pocket for the wallet. Stunning movie making.