Seminal Image #332

Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs
(Paul Leni, 1928)


Brent McKee said...

Bob Kane, creator of Batman, cited Veidt's appearance in The Man Who Laughed as the inspirationf for The Joker. Kane was, by all reports a huge movie fan.

swac said...

Really? I don't see any resemblance! (Actually, I think the very first published drawing of The Joker was more or less a direct copy of this still.)