The Man Who Laughs

Showings

Old Town Music Hall Sun, Oct 2 2:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1928
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Leni
Cast:Conrad Veidt
Mary Philbin
Olga Baclanova

Description

1928 – silent • Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin
Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Randy Woltz
A romantic, dramatic, silent feature directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni.
It is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel of the same name, and features superstar of the
silent era Mary Philbin and German-born mega star Conrad Veidt. The film is known for the
grim carnival freak-like grin on the Veidt’s face, which pushes the film into the realm of horror.
Great silent filmmaking, great acting. If you’ve never seen this creepy work of art, mark your
calendar!