The Man Who Laughs

Based on Victor Hugo's novel, this legendary silent classic from director Paul Leni stars Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine, a Scottish nobleman's son whose face was surgically altered as punishment after his father refused to vow loyalty to England's King James II. Wearing a hideous, perpetual grin (which later inspired the look of "Batman" villain the Joker), Gwynplaine becomes a clown in a traveling circus and falls in love with a blind woman. Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova also star.

Year: 1928
Genre: Silent Films, 2004, Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: Paul Leni
Starring: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Classic - Silent Film



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