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The Mind Reader

Released Apr 1, 1933 1h 9m Drama List
Reviews 43% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Following carnivals and performing small cons with his pals Frank (Allen Jenkins) and Sam (Clarence Muse), Chandra (Warren William) decides to have a go at a fake psychic scam, posing as a clairvoyant who can read minds and find lost items. Life becomes complicated when he falls in love with Sylvia (Constance Cummings), the niece of one of his marks, who believes his power to be real. The two marry, and Chandra tries to keep the truth from his bride, but a tragedy reveals his dishonesty. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The star performance by Williams and the mordant comical lines throughout, raise the film's value to watchable programmer fare. Rated: B- Oct 1, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Not worth watching. But has Warren Williams Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Story of a psychic, a swindler. But also a kind of strange, rather touching, love story. Love can make you try to go straight, but the economy makes you go bad. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review dave j Tuesday, October 30, 2012 (1933) Mind Reader DRAMA Con artist and fake fortune teller Chandra (Warren William) comes to an emotional as well as ethical stumbling block as soon as he falls in love and takes Sylvia (Constance Cummings) in as his personal secretary. Despite it's year, the interesting moments are the showcase of scams they pull which requires more than one person. And I also like the fact that the African American character wasn't dumbed nor degraded down as a second class citizen, it would've been nice if the film showed more of him. 3 out of 4 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member good carny melodrama Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Following carnivals and performing small cons with his pals Frank (Allen Jenkins) and Sam (Clarence Muse), Chandra (Warren William) decides to have a go at a fake psychic scam, posing as a clairvoyant who can read minds and find lost items. Life becomes complicated when he falls in love with Sylvia (Constance Cummings), the niece of one of his marks, who believes his power to be real. The two marry, and Chandra tries to keep the truth from his bride, but a tragedy reveals his dishonesty.
Director
Roy Del Ruth
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Production Co
First National Pictures
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 1, 1933, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 22, 2016
Runtime
1h 9m
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