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He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)





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This compelling and exceptionally well-executed silent drama, from new MGM studio executives Irving Thalburg and producer Louis B. Mayer is based on a highly-regarded Russian play and features the studio's biggest stars, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert and Norma Shearer. Directed by noted Swedish filmmmaker Victor Sjostrom, it is the story of a scientific genius who is humiliated by his philandering wife and a major career set-back. To express his pain, bitterness and anger he becomes a circus clown who seems to enjoy the frequently cruel slapstick antics of his new colleagues. While in the circus, he finds a chance at renewal when he falls for a lovely bareback rider. But will he at last find happiness? Or will tragedy continue to be his closest companion?


Lon Chaney
as Paul Beaumont
Norma Shearer
as Consuelo
Marc MacDermott
as Baron Regnard
Tully Marshall
as Count Mancini
Ruth King
as Marie Beaumont
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Critic Reviews for He Who Gets Slapped

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A subdued Chaney offers one of his greatest performances.

June 4, 2007 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Chaney, um dos grandes atores do período, cria um personagem trágico e memorável, mas o roteiro é excessivamente simples do ponto de vista dramático, o que atrapalha o filme.

October 19, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for He Who Gets Slapped

the story is wack but lon chaney rules

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