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1. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $0.19M

2. Tell It to the Marines (1926)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A gruff Marine sergeant and a handsome new recruit compete for the affection of a nurse.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman, Eddie Gribbon

Votes: 1,386 | Gross: $0.74M

3. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.8
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 6,519 | Gross: $0.41M

4. The Big City (1928)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Rivalry between two gangs of thieves. The sympathetic group reforms: the others are brought to justice.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, James Murray, Betty Compson

Votes: 30

5. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 15,099 | Gross: $0.72M

6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.7
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,596

7. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,850

8. Suspense (1913)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard, Sam Kaufman

Votes: 1,083

9. The Tower of Lies (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

7.4
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After his beloved daughter leaves for the city to pay off his debt, an old farmer goes mad when her letters become less frequent and it is suspected she may be using her body to get the money.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney, Ian Keith, Claire McDowell

Votes: 55 | Gross: $0.22M

10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.3
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,328 | Gross: $2.22M

11. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,440 | Gross: $0.92M

12. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $0.70M

13. Riddle Gawne (1918)

50 min | Action, Western

7.0
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Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.

Directors: William S. Hart, Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Katherine MacDonald, Lon Chaney, Gretchen Lederer

Votes: 23

14. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

6.9
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,112

15. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 987

16. While Paris Sleeps (1923)

60 min | Horror

6.9
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A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares nothing for him.When she is attracted to an American man,the sculptor becomes insanely jealous.So he plans to kill his rival with the help of... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mildred Manning, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 19

17. A Doll's House (1917)

Drama

6.9
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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Lon Chaney, Sydney Deane

Votes: 12

18. Where East Is East (1929)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 441

19. Oliver Twist (I) (1922)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Lewis Sargent

Votes: 663 | Gross: $4.36M

20. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

Votes: 946

21. The Blackbird (1926)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd

Votes: 587 | Gross: $0.25M

22. Mockery (1927)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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During the Russian Revolution, a mentally challenged peasant saves then obsesses over a beautiful countess.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Lon Chaney, Ricardo Cortez, Barbara Bedford, Mack Swain

Votes: 369 | Gross: $0.45M

23. Treasure Island (1920)

76 min | Adventure

6.8
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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 25

24. Thunder (1929)

86 min | Drama

6.8
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"Grumpy" Anderson is an old railroad engineer that is obsessed with keeping his train on schedule, no matter the cost. His two sons are also rail men, but don't share his single mindedness,... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Phyllis Haver, James Murray, Tom Keene

Votes: 12

25. Outside the Law (1920)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 432

26. The Road to Mandalay (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.7
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A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lois Moran, Owen Moore, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 139

27. The Shock (1923)

Passed | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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A gang of blackmailers sends a cripple to San Francisco to expose a banker they have been blackmailing. However, the cripple meets and falls in love with the banker's daughter.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower, William Welsh

Votes: 347

28. While the City Sleeps (1928)

66 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 133

29. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.6
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70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 12,244 | Gross: $0.04M

30. Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 516 | Gross: $0.47M

31. The Wicked Darling (1919)

59 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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A slum girl is forced to steal for a living. After she swipes a rich society's matron's necklace, she hides out at the home of a man who turns out to be the socialite's former fiance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wellington A. Playter, Lon Chaney, Spottiswoode Aitken

Votes: 304

32. Flesh and Blood (1922)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

6.5
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A convict hiding in Chinatown assumes the identity of a cripple to track down a businessman who framed him 15 years previously. He discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with the businessman's son.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 132

33. Victory (1919)

Not Rated | 62 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Axel Heyst, an uncommitted wanderer, has settled on an island in the South Seas. He takes pity on a troubled young woman, Lena, and gives her refuge on her island. But the piratical Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Wallace Beery, Ben Deeley

Votes: 300

34. The Trap (1922)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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A miner's happiness is destroyed when a rival steals his mine. He becomes obsessed with revenge, and plans a trap for the man who took his mine.

Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky, Stanley Goethals

Votes: 104

35. Shadows (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

6.4
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A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.

Director: Tom Forman | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford, John St. Polis

Votes: 337

36. The Monster (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 855

37. Daredevil Jack (1920)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Dempsey, Josie Sedgwick, Herschel Mayall, Albert R. Cody

Votes: 17

38. The Light in the Dark (1922)

33 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A young girl is struck and seriously injured by a wealthy society matron's car. The woman brings the girl back to her house. Later, a hardened thief is told by the girl of a goblet, that ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Hope Hampton, E.K. Lincoln, Lon Chaney, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 123

39. Broadway Love (1918)

60 min | Romance

6.2
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A small-town girl goes to New York hoping to become a star on Broadway, but the best she can do are roles as chorus girls. She falls in with a "fast" crowd, notably a "party girl" named ... See full summary »

Director: Ida May Park | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Juanita Hansen, William Stowell, Harry von Meter

Votes: 77

40. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Malcolm McGregor, Billie Dove, Lon Chaney, William Orlamond

Votes: 20

41. The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.1
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Lon Chaney, Betty Compson, Joseph J. Dowling, J.M. Dumont

Votes: 141 | Gross: $3.00M

42. The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918)

70 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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A propagandistic view of the First World War, showing the political greed of the German Kaiser Wilhelm, the resistance of some of his own soldiers, and fanciful prediction of the nature of ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Rupert Julian, Elmo Lincoln, Nigel De Brulier, Lon Chaney

Votes: 20

43. If My Country Should Call (1916)

Drama

6.1
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The whole Ardath family is collected together to discuss the proposed marriage between Margaret and Robert Ogden, a British citizen. The consensus of opinion is that the match is desirable ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Helen Leslie, Frank Whitson, Lon Chaney

Votes: 7

44. The False Faces (1919)

70 min | Drama

6.0
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During World War I, a professional thief known as The Lone Wolf is assigned to steal a cylinder with important information from behind the German lines and bring it to Allied intelligence ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Mary Anderson, Lon Chaney, Milton Ross

Votes: 55

45. A Blind Bargain (1922)

57 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Raymond McKee, Virginia True Boardman, Fontaine La Rue

Votes: 24

46. The Place Beyond the Winds (1916)

Drama

6.0
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Priscilla Glenn is a product of the woods, a wild, impulsive, nature-loving child. Her father is her antithesis, seeing none of the beauties of nature, thinking women only creatures to be ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Jack Mulhall, Lon Chaney, Joseph De Grasse

Votes: 13

47. Triumph (1917)

Drama

6.0
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Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, Lon Chaney, William Stowell, William Dyer

Votes: 8

48. When Bearcat Went Dry (1919)

Drama

6.0
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Bearcat Turner Stacy loves Blossom Fulkerson and promise her to give up drinking.Turner s after is arrested and he find Blossom in the arms of Jerry Henderson.Kindard Powers attack ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver L. Sellers | Stars: Ed Brady, Lon Chaney, Bernard J. Durning, Winter Hall

Votes: 12

49. The Honor of the Family (1912)

Short, Drama

6.0
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Gerald leaves England to seek his fortune in America and falls in love with Marja.Claude his older brother marks her for his own and they marry before he goes back to England.So when Gerald... See full summary »

Star: Lon Chaney

Votes: 10

50. Dolly's Scoop (1916)

Drama, Short

6.0
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A journalist is reluctant to ruin a woman's reputation for the sake of a juicy story.

Director: Joseph De Grasse | Stars: Louise Lovely, Hayward Mack, Marjorie Ellison, Millard K. Wilson

Votes: 5



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