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Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Movie Information

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Joseph Pevney


James Cagney
Dorothy Malone
Jane Greer
Marjorie Rambeau
Robert Evans
Jim Backus





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Loosely adapted biography of actor Lon Chaney from his childhood growing up with deaf parents to his acting career playing a variety of strange, memorable characters.

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dukeakasmudge 09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The only thing I can think of is........WOW.What an awesome movie!!! It truly shows you what a GREAT actor Cagney is

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sapien 04/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I love Lon Chaney movies as well as James Cagney movies. So, I thought I'd enjoy this one just a little bit more than I did. I guess that what really through me off was the depiction of Chaney's first wife. It's very hard for me to believe that being deaf and mute could be so incredibly stigmatized. I mean, I know there's stigma out there about it. But, I just can't believe that Chaney's wife would react so outrageously to the idea of his parents being deaf and mute. But still, not a bad movie.

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12/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Are we missing one more face?

Interesting biopic of Lon Chaney that seems dated, not because of the era in which the movie was made, but because of the era in which the man was born and raised.

I am not of an age to remember that being deaf-mute was such a tragedy. We've seen an awful lot of movies about people overcoming diversity; having deaf parents has not been one of them. And that's the situation that really propels Chaney's life, according to this movie. His wife is terrified that their child will be born "dumb", starting a chain reaction that causes tragedy throughout their lives.

I kept watching for events that would eventually turn Creighton (Lon Chaney Jr.) into a raging alcoholic, but other than a small period of estrangement from him, his dad was really a nice guy. I guess from what I know (or t...

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