The clown known as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. HE will realize his revenge when the time comes.
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Lon Chaney's face portrays the pain of unrequited love like no other actor in the history of cinema. directed by the great Victor Sjostrom. I live for films like this. https://mubi.com/lists/my-favorite-silent-films
Excellent silent dark circus melodrama featuring Lon Chaney at his very best. The surprising, almost gothic visuals - with its surrealist touches and moody cinematography - give the lurid story an extra operatic dimension. Easily among the best of its genre, a classic.
Poignant drama about humiliation, outrageous mockery and downward spiral. The figure of the clown is used as a pathetic allegory and mental figure to illustrate the purpose. Lon Chaney is absolutely brilliant in this one. Watched a restored version more than ten years ago with a new soundrack.
Filme que expõe a bestialidade humana enquanto oposta à beleza e inteligência. O palhaço, He Who Gets Slapped, num processo masoquista, castiga-se a si próprio, pela sua anterior credulidade, mas também se vinga do seu público, expondo-o à sua fealdade. A complexidade psicológica desta estória é transmitida pela brilhante interpretação de Lon Chaney e pela magia dos efeitos especiais utilizados.