Loneliness of the deaf mute, in a homage to Lon Chaney.
Watch out for the outstanding Peter Falk performance as a poor lonely deaf mute guy secretly in love with his teacher, a beautiful blonde who is also deaf mute as he is. Useless to say that you watch here a moving story, poignant, maybe not so unusual after all, with a Falk's performance that could remind you Cliff Robertson's one in CHARLIE. Some painful scenes in this gripping tale, something that may fell hard to conceive but so close to the actual facts. I felt some ache in the belly seeing very carefully the absolutely terrific performance of Pete Falk in this role. A gruesome performance, I persist, insist. Don't miss this episode, at all cost. Among the highlights of the show, and there are so many. One more point: the absence of dialogue of course emphasizes on music score background, as it was during the silent era. And speaking of the silent era, Peter Falk's character and, I repeat, performance, makes every movie buff think of Lon Chaney's roles, back in the twenties, when he had such sad, desperate and forever unlucky characters. So, to summarize, this story is a great tribute to Lon Chaney. That's my own opinion.
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