This truly offbeat filmization of Jean Bart’s stage drama The Man Who Reclaimed His Head. At the height of WW I, the trembling, near-lunatic Paul Verin arrives at police headquarters, carrying an ominously heavy handbag. Before revealing the bag’s gruesome contents, he relates his tragic story in flashback.
Claude Rains, Joan Bennett, Lionel Atwill, Henry O’Neill
1935, B&W, 82 minutes