Has anybody else ever seen of (or heard of) this 1935 British fantasy film starring Conrad Veidt?
A buddy of mine recommended I track it down after I told him about my appreciation of ON BORROWED TIME and other such sentimental fantasy films of yesteryear. I learned that it was never released on home video but that Sinister Cinema had a DVD of it up on Amazon, so I did a blind buy.
Really cool and strange old flick which I had never heard of before and couldn't find any mention of at all on the CHFB.
From IMDB -
In a London boarding house, a number of lives exist precariously on the edge of disaster or despair. Stasia, the housemaid, hungers for happiness but is treated like a drudge and constantly threatened with a return to the punishments of her youth. Vivian, a beautiful young girl, loves the architect Chris, but must marry the repugnant Mr. Wright in order to erase her parents' debts. Miss Kite derides all around her out of fear of aging and loss of beauty, while her friend Mr. Larkcom sells mediocre phonograph records though he'd secretly love to be a concert pianist. Into the lives of these and other unhappy residents comes a mysterious stranger, under whose influence they each begin to see the possibility of happiness. But the cynical Mr. Wright prefers to see them in misery and plots to thwart the angelic stranger who lives in the back room of the third floor. (Synopsis Written by Jim Beaver)
I've since learned you can actually watch it online here:
Any fans of this film out there?