Lon Chaney: Articles


Scariest Movies Ever Made

Scariest Movies: Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' with Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles. Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the […]


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Scariest Movies Ever Made



Lon Chaney Movies: The Man of a Thousand Faces

He Who Gets Slapped with Lon Chaney Lon Chaney is one of the most fascinating movie stars in film history. Throughout the 1920s, Chaney was one the biggest box office draws the world over despite what could kindly be described as an unhandsome face – one that was often disguised […]


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Lon Chaney Movies: The Man of a Thousand Faces



Monsters & Porn Stars + Joan Crawford & Kristen Stewart: Eclectic SXSW Movies

SXSW Film Festival line-up The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the complete feature lineup for this year's Festival, March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Over the course of nine days, 119 features will screen at the festival, with 55 of those having their […]


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Monsters & Porn Stars + Joan Crawford & Kristen Stewart: Eclectic SXSW Movies



'J'accuse!': Abel Gance Anti-War Classic + Lon Chaney & Bimbo the Gibbon: San Francisco Silent Film Festival

J'accuse! with Séverin-Mars. Released the year after the end of World War I, Abel Gance's 1919 anti-war French drama was a major hit in France and the U.K. Nearly two decades later, the filmmaker would rework the story; as it turned out, the second J'accuse! was released the year before […]


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'J'accuse!': Abel Gance Anti-War Classic + Lon Chaney & Bimbo the Gibbon: San Francisco Silent Film Festival



'The Phantom of the Opera' & 'The White Ribbon': Halloween & History Horror

'The Phantom of the Opera' with Lon Chaney: Halloween Special. Lon Chaney 'The Phantom of the Opera' Halloween screening The 1925 silent classic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 25, '09, at 2:30 p.m. at the San Gabriel […]


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'The Phantom of the Opera' & 'The White Ribbon': Halloween & History Horror



'The Phantom of the Opera' 1925: Oakland's Paramount Theatre

The 1925 classic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, and Mary Philbin, will be screened at the art deco Paramount Theatre of Oakland, Calif., at 8 p.m. on October 31. Matias Bombal will present the evening, while Jim Riggs will be at the Mighty Wurlitzer accompanying […]


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'The Phantom of the Opera' 1925: Oakland's Paramount Theatre



'Mr. Wu' Movie Review: Morbid Lon Chaney, Renée Adorée Classic

"A maiden defiled must be put to death by the hand of her father,” so reads the “ancient Chinese law” that is the basis for Mr. Wu, a stylish tale about miscegenation, fornication, and filicide. In the title role, Lon Chaney, with his usual genius for make-up and characterization, uses […]


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'Mr. Wu' Movie Review: Morbid Lon Chaney, Renée Adorée Classic



'Shadows': Lon Chaney Cult Classic

Shadows (1922) Dir.: Tom Forman. Scr.: Hope Loring, Harry Perry, and Eve Unsell; from Wilbur Daniel Steele's story “Ching, Ching, Chinaman.” Cast: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford, John St. Polis, Walter Long, Buddy Messinger, Priscilla Bonner, Frances Raymond   In the 1922 melodrama Shadows, the shipwrecked Chinese […]


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'Shadows': Lon Chaney Cult Classic



'The Penalty' 1920: Lon Chaney 'Flawless'

The Penalty 1920: Lon Chaney 'more than just an actor' (image: Lon Chaney and Claire Adams in The Penalty) Lon Chaney was more than just an actor. He was a magician. Like a chameleon, he could morph into a character. Directed by the all-but-forgotten Wallace Worsley, the gruesome shocker The […]


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'The Penalty' 1920: Lon Chaney 'Flawless'



'Triumph' & 'The Blood Ship': Lost and Found

Tonight at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood: Triumph (1917, above, top photo) and The Blood Ship (1927, above, lower photo), two recently rediscovered silent films that were once thought to be either totally or partially lost, will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


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'Triumph' & 'The Blood Ship': Lost and Found



Lon Chaney Films on TCM

This evening, Friday, June 29, Turner Classic Movies will screen three creepies: The Unholy Three (1925), West of Zanzibar (1928), and Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey / The Adventures of David Grey / Castle of Doom. The first two are silent Lon Chaney vehicles directed by Tod Browning […]


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Lon Chaney Films on TCM



'The Misfits' Photographs with Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller + Evelyn Brent Project & Robert Vaughn Interview

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller during the making of The Misfits. © The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos Rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Arthur Miller, and others involved in the making of John Huston's 1961 dramatic modern Western The Misfits are to be found in the exhibit […]


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'The Misfits' Photographs with Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller + Evelyn Brent Project & Robert Vaughn Interview