DR. MABUSE: THE GAMBLER
March 31, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
(German, 1922, 100 minutes, b&w, silent, 16mm)
Dr. Mabuse, a sinister mesmerist/psychiatrist, toys with the weaknesses of the rich and influential and devises a devilishly ingenious blackmail scheme. Called "the grand-daddy of all criminal mastermind films," DR. MABUSE provides a near-documentary peek at the sort of perverse delights available to the underworld of Germany in 1922.