Lon Chaney Collection

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Lon Chaney Collection

Celebrate the Man of a Thousand Faces with this triple feature plus one collection of his most dramatic transformations:
 
THE ACE OF HEARTS (1921) Chaney plays Farallone, one third of a fatal love triangle that develops inside a secret society of vigilante assassins.
 
THE UNKNOWN (1927) Chaney plays Alonzo the Armless, a knife throwing criminal mastermind who loses his heart to Nanon (Joan Crawford), the ringmaster's daughter.
 
 
LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH (1928) Chaney plays Tito, a circus clown who discovers to his horror, that he has feelings for his young ward, Simonetta (Loretta Young). Bonus materials: London After Midnight - photo reconstruction of the infamous lost Lon Chaney film; Audio Commentaries by Chaney biographer Michael F. Blake; Photo Galleries; Profiles of TCM Young Composers Competition Winners.

Long before teams of technicians used computers to bring monsters and superheroes to the screen, one man equipped with little more than a makeup kit and a remarkable acting talent dazzled moviegoers with his ability to transform himself into all manner of men, monsters and outcasts. That man was Lon Chaney. This 2-Disc Chaney celebration includes three of his major works. The Ace of Hearts, - a tale of murderous intrigue, Laugh, Clown, Laugh - Chaney as a love-smitten circus clown, and The Unknown - where Chaney is a armless knife thrower. These are in their most complete surviving versions. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, Turner Classic Movies' compelling documentary Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces explores Chaney's diverse career and very private personal life. They are a few of this genius's thousand faces - faces that continue to amaze and entertain

 

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Lon Chaney
Lon Chaney, Sr. The Miracle Man.jpg
Chaney during the production of The Miracle Man, 1919
Born Leonidas Frank Chaney
April 1, 1883
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Died August 26, 1930 (aged 47)
Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S.
Cause of death Throat hemorrhage
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park CemeteryGlendaleLos Angeles County, California
Other names Lon Chaney Sr., The Man of a Thousand Faces
Occupation Actor, make-up artist, director, screenwriter
Years active 1902–1930
Spouse(s)
Cleva Creighton
(m. 1905; div. 1913)

Hazel Hastings (m. 1915–1930)
(his death)
Children Lon Chaney Jr. (born as, Creighton Tull Chaney)

 

 

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