Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)





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Lon Chaney stars as an itinerant Italian circus clown who finds himself falling in love with Loretta Young -- a girl he adopted at a young age who is now growing into adulthood.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Lon Chaney
as Tito Beppi
Loretta Young
as Simonette
Cissy Fitzgerald
as Giancinta
Nils Asther
as Count Luigi Ravelli
Gwen Lee
as Lucretia
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Critic Reviews for Laugh, Clown, Laugh

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The fifteen-year-old Loretta Young (only 14 at the time of shooting) is 45-year-old Lon Chaney's leading lady.

Full Review… | October 25, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Laugh, Clown, Laugh

This is one of Chaney's best. He's phenomenal in projecting emotion from one second to the next portraying a clown who must suppress his love for his adopted daughter who is now a grown woman. The tragic story is very moving.

Pete Skeris
Pete Skeris

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Not only is the story well-crafted and the music great but the actors emote with much more subtlety then most silent-era films.

Brian Krause-Rivera
Brian Krause-Rivera

Great acting from Cheney, but other than that, the story is predictable. It's that old story of a guy who just happens to find a young girl, raises her like a daughter and then falls in love with her when she is older. The ending was really good too. Overall, it's a pretty good movie, but it would have been better if the story weren't so predictable.

Aj V
Aj V

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