Rick Baker on

Mad Love

Released 1935
Distributor MGM

Peter Lorre’s Hollywood debut is one of the weirder pix ever to come from MGM, or maybe anywhere else. One of ace cinematographer Karl Freund’s rare forays into directing, and his last. Gregg Toland photographed it, and years later Pauline Kael would claim he stole a lot of shots from this to use in Citizen Kane!

About Rick Baker

Rick Baker blames growing up in front of a television and Famous Monsters of Film Land for the turning him into the strange man that he is today. He turned his interest in monsters and the grotesque into a profession and became a special make-up effects artist.  His award-winning film work includes An American Werewolf in London, Ed Wood, The Wolfman Men in Black, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutty Professor, to name a few. He loves classic and not so classic horror movies.