This, frankly, is one of the greatest movies ever made. No cinema collection can be complete without it.
With nuance and imagination, John Barrymore provides possibly the single most astonishing incarnation of a fictional character that has ever been seen on the screen. Barrymore is Svengali!
Based upon the novel, Trilby, by George Du Maurier (grandfather of renowned writer Daphne Du Maurier), this movie - as the title indicates - focuses on the most intriguing of the Du Maurier characters.
In addition to Barrymore's performance, this movie is a must-see for its outstanding sets and cinematography. And the music is quite good as well.