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The Shock (1923)

Wilse Dilling (Lon Chaney) is a man with a bad reputation, known as “dangerous” by the police in Chinatown, where he lives. He has few friends, due not only to his bad reputation, but also to the fact that he can’t walk without the assistance of crutches or a wheelchair (which people judge him for). 549 more words


Laugh, Clown, Laugh (and also freak us out a little.)

As I gloated in a previous post, I was able to attend a rare screening of the silent 1928 Lon Chaney film Laugh, Clown, Laugh, on April 24th, 2015, at the glorious Patio Theater, in Chicago. 1,459 more words

Why Victor Frenchstone?

Frankenstein is a familiar and well established piece of literature.  The vast majority of us have never read the novel are our understanding is based on derivatives such as movies with Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney.   177 more words

Outside the Law (1920)

Crime, treachery, redemption, friendship, love. Those are some of the ingredients in the classic silent Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning.

Browning has gone down in history for a handful of truly classic films, not least Dracula (1931) and… 234 more words

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Film review: The Penalty (1920)

Director: Wallace Worsley. Writers: Charles Kenyon, Philip Lonergan, based on the novel by Gouverneur Morris. Starring: Lon Chaney, Ethel Grey Terry, Charles Clary, Claire Adams, James Mason (no, not that one), Milton Ross, Kenneth Harlan. 757 more words

Film Reviews

Film review: The Unknown (1927)

Director: Tod Browning. Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young. Starring: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, John George, Nick de Ruiz, Frank Lanning.

This review contains spoilers. 1,023 more words


Here are some things which I know not to do.

Do not send out contradictory messages, like expressing love

In words and detachment in non-verbal behaviour.

Do not encourage free speech then criticise or

Be silent when you hear it. 305 more words