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The Ace of Hearts -- A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

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Release Date:
4 April 1924 (France) See more »
Plot:
A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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The Penalty (1920) | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 16 October 2012, 5:20 PM, PDT)

Lon Chaney Movie Schedule: The Phantom Of The Opera, Tell It To The Marines, Mr. Wu
 (From Alt Film Guide. 15 August 2011, 12:20 AM, PDT)

Levin, Mayer and TMZ -- 3 Lucky Dogs
 (From TMZ. 2 September 2009, 7:40 AM, PDT)

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Another great Lon Chaney movie avaliable to the public! See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Lon Chaney ... Farallone

Leatrice Joy ... Lilith
John Bowers ... Forrest
Hardee Kirkland ... Morgridge
Raymond Hatton ... The Menace
Edwin Wallock ... Chemist (as Edwin N. Wallock)
Roy Laidlaw ... Doorkeeper
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Cullen Landis ... Young Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wallace Worsley 
 
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Gouverneur Morris  by
Ruth Wightman  scenario

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vivek Maddala (2000)
 
Cinematography by
Don Short (photography by) (as Donovan Short)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Music Department
Vivek Maddala .... orchestrator: original music (2000 score)
 
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75 min (2000 alternate version) (21 fps)
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Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Lon Chaney's character was originally called Rattavich, but the name was softened to Farralone to appease censors, who felt that the original name was too unsubtle as to the origins of the group.See more »
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Referenced in Top 10 Lost Horror Films (2010) (V)See more »

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Surely Gouverneur Morris didn't write the story this film was based on.
Does Lon Chaney wear his usual macabre makeup for this role?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Another great Lon Chaney movie avaliable to the public!, 2 November 2000
Author: BenDawg (bluegrassrocks@hotmail.com) from Tennessee

In October 2000 Turner Classic Movies aired for the first time on television The Ace of Hearts. Although this may not be Lon's most famous movie it is still a good one. The movie is about a secret society who seek to rid the world of wealthy capitalist. The member who draws the ace of hearts gets to kill the capitalist. This is also a love story. Lon loves this girl who loves someone else. The girl loves the man who is going to kill the capitalist but love changes their attitude about the whole thing. The society kills it's members who betray them. Will Lon save the girl he loves? Will the capitalist be murdered? This movie now has a new music score! My hat off to TCM for airing the movie and for making the music score possible. The print is in very good shape. It's very scratchy in places but all in all very clear. What do we expect for a movie 80 years old. TCM probably used the best, if not the only, print in existance. TCM should be showing the movie soon and often from now on. The Ace of Hearts is a must for Chaney fans.

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