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One of my favorite silents, not too hammy at all, and awesome clown work. The title alone is one of the best ever. ;-)
The first Chaney film I saw outside of his Hunchback and Phantom films. It made me realise what a superb actor he was, and set me on my quest to see everything else that remains of his work.The version I saw was, I seem to recall, from a Swedish print with a Swedish orchestra - who were superb in their accompaniment. An example of how the appropriate music can make or break a silent film....
I thought that Norma was forbidden hereabouts.
Chaney trumps pretty much everything, rules wise.
Did we forbid Norma Shearer images? If we did I've totally forgotten it (as well as the rationale).Whatever it was, I'm officially lifting the ban forthwith.
We didn't ban her...but I remember one reader (a visitor from alt.movies.silent, I believe) having a violent reaction to her visage.
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