He Who Gets Slapped [DVD] [1924]

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Overview

Synopsis

He Who Gets Slapped
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? ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lon Chaney
    Lon Chaney - He Who Gets Slapped
  • Norma Shearer
    Norma Shearer - Consuelo
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    John Gilbert - Bezano
  • Tully Marshall
    Tully Marshall - Count Mancini
  • Ford Sterling
    Ford Sterling - Tricaud

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