The Clairvoyant | 1934 | Claude Rains, Fay Wray

The Clairvoyant | 1934 | Claude Rains, Fay Wray

A fraudulent psychic (Rains at his creepiest) begins to have terrifying, authentic flashes into the future. The visions, which all seem to herald impending disasters, catch up with him and he is jailed for causing one accident that he predicted. He is saved only by his ability to tell more information about the survival of some of the victims. Same plot was used with Edward G. Robinson in The Night Has a Thousand Eyes in 1948. Shortly after making The Clairvoyant in England for Gainsborough and Fox, Claude Rains signed a five-year contract with Warner Bros. which led to roles in films like Kings Row (1942), Now, Voyager (1942) and Casablanca (1942).

production details
UK | 81 minutes | 1934

Director Of Photography: Glen Macwilliams
Wardrobe Designer: Marianne
Director: Maurice Elvey
Adaptation: Charles Bennett
Novel: Ernst Lothar
Screenplay: Charles Bennett
Screenplay: Bryan Edgar Wallace

cast
Claude Rains as Maximus
Fay Wray as Rene
Mary Clare as Mother
Jane Baxter as Christine
Ben Field as Simon
Athole Stewart as Lord Southwood
C. Denier Warren as Bimeter

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