The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American romantic drama film with horror elements starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Nigel de Brulier, and Brandon Hurst. The film was Universal’s “Super Jewel” of 1923 and was their most successful silent film,… Read more →
The Monster is a 1925 American silent horror comedy film directed by Roland West, based on the play by Crane Wilbur, and starring Lon Chaney and Johnny Arthur. It is remembered as an antecedental “old dark house” movie, as well as a precedent to a number of horror film subgenres. The film has been shown on the TCM network with… Read more →
The Shock is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Lon Chaney as a cripple named Wilse Dilling. The film was based on a story by William Dudley Pelley. This is one of the rare Lon Chaney films where he gets the girl. Plot: In 1906, Wilse Dilling (Lon Chaney), a crippled gangster living like… Read more →
The Ace of Hearts is a 1921 American crime drama film produced and directed by Wallace Worsley. The screenplay by Ruth Wightman is based on the pulp novel The Purple Mask by Gouverneur Morris. The film stars Leatrice Joy, John Bowers, and Lon Chaney. Plot: The film is divided into ten chapters. A secret vigilante society’s nine members pass judgment… Read more →
The Trap is a 1922 American silent film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Robert Thornby, and released by Universal Pictures. The movie was released in the United Kingdom under the title Heart of a Wolf. The film stars Chaney as the leading character, Alan Hale as his rival, and Irene Rich as the female lead. Chaney had also appeared in… Read more →
Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver Twist. The film was directed by Frank Lloyd. The film was considered lost, until a print surfaced in Yugoslavia in the 1970s. The print lacked intertitles, which were subsequently restored by Blackhawk Films with the help of… Read more →
Shadows is a dramatic 1922 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford and John St. Polis. Shadows is a tale of deception, sacrifice and humility by a gentle Chinese immigrant in a small New England town directed by Tom Forman. By Tom Forman (YouTube) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
The Penalty is an American crime film starring Lon Chaney and originally released in 1920 by Goldwyn Pictures. The movie was directed by Wallace Worsley, and written by Philip Lonergan and Charles Kenyon, based upon the pulp novel by Gouverneur Morris. The supporting cast includes Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, and Claire Adams. Chaney refused to use trick camera… Read more →