The Man Who Laughs

Lists: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1928: # 0)

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Cinephile Catherine80
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Conrad Veidt (Gwynplaine)
  • Mary Philbin (Dea)
  • Olga Baclanova (Duchess Josiana)
  • Brandon Hurst (Barkilphedro)
  • Cesare Gravina (Ursus)
  • Stuart Holmes (Lord Dirry-Moir)
  • Paul Leni (Director)
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