The Art of Cinema #56


He Who Gets Slapped
(Victor Seastrom; 1924)

2 comments:

Rob said...

My favorite Chaney film, perhaps because it was one of the first I ever saw, and was mightily impressed.

BCNU

swac said...

No two ways about it...clowns are creepy.

This film is such a bizarre item, yet it was also a big hit. I often wonder how people reacted to it, in light of its horrific finale and surreal touches like the little clowns dancing around the globe.

Ah, the days before focus groups...