He Who Gets Slapped

He Who Gets Slapped

Director: Victor Sjöström Cast: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert

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Overview

This compelling and exceptionally well-executed silent drama, from new MGM studio executives Irving Thalburg and producer Louis B. Mayer is based on a highly-regarded Russian play and features the studio's biggest stars, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert and Norma Shearer. Directed by noted Swedish filmmmaker Victor Sjostrom, it is the story of a scientific genius who is humiliated by his philandering wife and a major career set-back. To express his pain, bitterness and anger he becomes a circus clown who seems to enjoy the frequently cruel slapstick antics of his new colleagues. While in the circus, he finds a chance at renewal when he falls for a lovely bareback rider. But will he at last find happiness? Or will tragedy continue to be his closest companion?

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
UPC: 0883316289815
Original Release: 1924
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 32,381

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lon Chaney He Who Gets Slapped
Norma Shearer Consuelo
John Gilbert Bezano
Tully Marshall Count Mancini
Ford Sterling Tricaud
Clyde Cook Clown
Paulette Duval Zinida
Ruth King Beaumont's Wife
Brandon Hurst Clown
George Davis A Clown
Harvey Clark Actor
Marc MacDermott Baron Regnard
Bartine Burkett Actor

Technical Credits
Victor Sjöström Director,Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Set Decoration/Design
Louis B. Mayer Producer
Milton Moore Cinematographer
Sophie Wachner Costumes/Costume Designer
Carey Wilson Screenwriter
Hugh Wynn Editor

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