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The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  16 August 1925 (USA)
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

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Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and become "The Unholy Three." Echo the ventriloquist assumes the role of a kindly old grandmother who runs a bird shop. Tweedledee, the "twenty inch man," becomes her grandbaby, and Hercules is their assistant. Soon an incredible crime wave is launched from their little store. Written by David Ezell <dezell@cody.gac.peachnet.edu>

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16 August 1925 (USA)  »

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A Trindade Maldita  »

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$103,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$704,000 (USA)
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Trivia

While getting ready for the role, Chaney remembered a thief he met when he traveled in his youth. He borrowed the man's attitude and mannerism. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, while Echo (Lon Chaney) and Rosie (Mae Busch) are having their conversation in the wooded area outside the cabin, both characters are clearly casting shadows on the scenery behind them, revealing that the 'woods' are actually a painting on a canvas backdrop. See more »

Quotes

Professor Echo, the ventriloquist, aka Mrs. 'Granny' O'Grady: [about Regan] That dick has a line on us. We gotta think fast.
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Referenced in The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) See more »

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13 December 2000 | by (Anaheim, California) – See all my reviews

Compared to many films of today, yes, the movie is a bit slow moving. But if you take it into the context of the time, I think this movie is fantastic! Think of it, this was similar to the 'Silence of the Lambs" or "Sixth Sense" of our time! I know this was one of the best movies of 1925, according to the box office counts, so if you take it in that context, WOW! This is a great movie! I personally liked all three of the main "bad guys" (especially Harry Earles as Tweedledee, the midget.), and, if you've seen the 1930 version, I think this "Rosie" is much better than the 1930 Lila Lee "Rosie" (sorry, I blanked). Anyway, a great movie that any good crime movie-lover or silent movie-lover should check out. Check out Turner Classic Movies, as they frequently run it


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