The Man Who Laughs Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3766

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 04/27/1928

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Paul Leni

Actors: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar Jr., Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/02/2011

Great silent film.Was it just me or did The Duchess look like Madonna???

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"God made me a man!"

Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/09/2014

Where people say that smiling is the best cure for sadness, there's never been a story like this that takes a nice and joyful smile that everybody loves to see and make into a curse for a man for the rest of his years.

Based on Victor Hugo's 1869 novel L'Homme qui Rit, The Man Who Laughs starred German import Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine, a carnival freak doomed to live life wearing a perpetual grin carved on his face by Dr Hardquannone (George Siegman because his father, Lord Clancharlie (Allan Cavan), had offended England's King James II (Sam De Grasse). Taken in as a child by Ursus, a mountebank (Cesare Gravina), Gwynplaine grows up alongside the beautiful but blind Dea (Mary Philbin). They fall in love but Gwynplaine refuses to marry her because his hideous face makes him feel …

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