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As a child, Blizzard (Lon Chaney) is involved in a car accident in which the attending physician, Dr. Ferris (Charles Clary), unnecessarily amputates both his legs. Years later, Blizzard is the head of the San Francisco mob and is determined to exact revenge on Dr. Ferris. He sees an opening when he meets the doctor's daughter, sculptor Barbara (Claire Adams), and agrees to pose for her to carry out his scheme. Little does he know, his employee Rose (Ethel Grey Terry) is a police operative.

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  • Nov 22, 2011
    This movie was very predictable, but Cheney does a great job as usual in his strange role of a criminal kingpin without legs. The romantic part of it was good too, although sometimes unintentionally funny. But then the ending was really very sad. Overall it was pretty good, but it could have been better.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2009
    Lon Chaney is awesome
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2007
    A true horror film. Lon Chaney's acting is just perfectible as the mad man whose legs were unnecessarily amputated since his childhood. A good, creepy silent story set in San Francisco. 77/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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