"I have conquered science! Why can't I conquer love?"
"Mad Love" was Peter Lorre's first picture in Hollywood. A strange and brilliant tale of desperation, unfulfilled love, reckless science and ... stalking. Lorre plays Doctor Gogol, a brilliant surgeon with an obsessive knack for the beautiful, but married Madame Orlac. The movie was based on the book "Les Mains d'Orlac" by Maurice Renard, it was also filmed a few years earlier as a silent in Germany with Conrad Veidt in the lead.