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The Man Who Laughs (1921)

Das grinsende Gesicht (original title)
France in the late 1600s, the son of a widowed lord is kidnapped by gypsies, who carve a permanent grin on the child's face. When the deformed boy grows up, he falls in love with a blind ... See full summary »

Director:

Julius Herska

Writers:

Victor Hugo (novel), Louis Nerz
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Cast overview:
Franz Höbling Franz Höbling ... Gwynplaine
Nora Gregor ... Herzogin Josiane
Lucienne Delacroix Lucienne Delacroix ... Dea
Anna Kallina ... Queen Anna of England
Eugen Jensen Eugen Jensen ... Barkilphedro
Armin Seydelmann Armin Seydelmann ... Lord Polinbroke
Franz Weißmüller Franz Weißmüller ... Ursus
Jimmy Court Jimmy Court ... Lord David Dirry-Moir
Josef Moser Josef Moser ... King Jacob II. of England
Robert Balajthy Robert Balajthy ... Lord Linäus Claincharlie
Susanne Osten Susanne Osten ... Lady Dirry-Moir
Arped Kramer Arped Kramer ... Dr. Gerardus
Fritz Strassny Fritz Strassny ... Dr. Hardqusnonne
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France in the late 1600s, the son of a widowed lord is kidnapped by gypsies, who carve a permanent grin on the child's face. When the deformed boy grows up, he falls in love with a blind girl named Dea, and joins a touring company as a performer. Calling himself Gwynplaine, he develops an act in which he reveals his hideous face to the crowds for money. A sexually perverse, seductive socialite named Josiane becomes attracted to him and seeks to possess him. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

18 March 1921 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grinning Face See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Olympic-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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