The Man Who Laughs

1928

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.

Cast:
Mary Philbin .... Dea
Conrad Veidt .... Gwynplaine
Julius Molnar Jr. .... Gwynplaine
Olga Baclanova .... Duchess Josiana
Brandon Hurst .... Barkilphedro
Cesare Gravina .... Ursus
Stuart Holmes .... Lord Dirry-Moir
Sam De Grasse .... King James II
George Siegmann .... Dr. Hardquanonne
Josephine Crowell .... Queen Anne
Charles Puffy .... Innkeeper

 

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