The Mad Genius ★★★½

Obsessed ballet impresario John Barrymore lives through his protege, premier dancer Donald Cook. Barrymore will not allow anyone, even Cook’s love Marion Marsh, to stand between Cook, (Barrymore’s other self), and the highest levels of achievement in his art.

Typical scenery-chewing Barrymore performance, stomping about, making all kinds of faces, and overacting to the very edge of caricature.