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The Unknown (1927)

The Unknown
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Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney

Alonzo
Norman Kerry

Norman Kerry

Malabar
Nick De Ruiz

Nick De Ruiz

Zanzi
Frank Lanning

Frank Lanning

Costra
Louise Emmons

Louise Emmons

Gypsy Woman
Italia Frandi

Italia Frandi

Girl in Audience Flirting with Malabar


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Tod Browning

Tod Browning

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Waldemar Young

Waldemar Young

(scenario)


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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.
Release date: 4 June 1927
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" Well, this is one bizzare and unsettling story. Lon Chaney plays armless knife thrower who is desperately in love with the circus owner's daughter. The two seems to be the perfect match, since she is, lucky for him, having enormous phobia of man's hands and touches. However, opportunity is about to be changed because of Chaney's character secret and the presence of circus' strongman, with whom he shares love interest. Chaney's character is both terrifying and tragic. I also find his performance"


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""You are a riddle, Nanon. You shrink from me... yet you kiss my flowers when I am gone." Beyond all of Lon Chaney's more famous makeup roles like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera, this is my favorite of not only his roles, but also silent horror films as a whole. Chaney was really great at portraying sympathetic victims of deformity or human monsters that often became that way as a result of it; Here, Chaney seems to blend the two as his character of Alonzo the armless "


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"15.7. Lon Chaney esittää itselleen tyypillistä hahmoa jälleen kerran aivan erinomaisesti ja 50 minuuttia menee kivasti. Suuria tunteita ja epätoivoisia tekoja on paljon."


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"Tod Browning's 'The Unknown' is less well known that his subsequent landmark Horror films 'Dracula' and Freaks' but it is at once more lurid, disturbing and utterly brilliant than both. The story of a fugitive murderer posing as an armless knife thrower in a circus, 'The Unknown' focuses exclusively on the grisly and unpleasant, tossing in a hefty dose of 'Twilight Zone' style irony for good measure. 'The Unknown' could easily have descended into camp but instead it manages to be deliciously s"


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