The Unholy Three (1925)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 714
Although Lon Chaney and director Tod Browning had made a couple of films together earlier in their careers, this unique melodrama marked the beginning of a string of chilling, macabre silent films, which included West of Zanzibar, The Unknown, and The Black Bird. Chaney is Echo, a sideshow ventriloquist. He cooks up a scam with two other members of the sideshow -- Hercules, the strong man (Victor McLaglen), and Tweedledee, a midget (Harry Earles). The three of them open up a bird store full of
Aug 16, 1925 Wide
Prof. Echo/Granny O'...
Dime Museum Announce...
E. Alyn Warren
Wild Man from Borneo
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
After viewing this production the figures that have passed upon the screen still cling to one's mind, and one feels like talking about the strange and unusual tale.
Browning's obsession with deformity, sexual aberration, and death yielded many great moments but few wholly satisfying films -- up until his masterpiece of 1932, Freaks.
There is many a pleasing frisson to be had from the weird family circle formed by three carnival refugees.
As the dynamics of the odd trio change, the macabre observations and remarkable visuals are expertly handled, making this a much-under-rated silent.
It is one of Lon Chaney's best movies and biggest hits, about a trio of sideshow "freaks" who become criminals to get revenge on "normal" society.
Audience Reviews for The Unholy Three
Discuss The Unholy Three on our Movie forum!