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Chaney, Lon 1883-1930

Overview
Works: 309 works in 780 publications in 5 languages and 7,492 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Silent films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Costume designer, Commentator, Author, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lon Chaney
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian ( Visual )
130 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of Louis XI. Clopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon Claude Frollo. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. Quasimodo is sentenced to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. After Clopin forces Esmeralda to leave Phoebus at the ball, she sends a note to Phoebus to meet her at Notre-Dame. In the garden, Phoebus is stabbed in the back by Jehan. Esmeralda is accused of stabbing Phoebus, convicted by the courts and sentenced to hang. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
Lon Chaney collection ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He who gets slapped" was the first film ever produced by the M-G-M studios. In this very experimentally artful film, director Seastrom presented esoteric subject matter in highly symbolic scenes. The story involves a circus performer known simply as "He," who is soundly disgraced by his wife and her lover, The Baron. He is the paradox of the circus clown who is always performing in the show to make others laugh, while away from the crowd he is unhappy, still suffering from the slaps of life's reality. In "The unholy three, " two sideshow performers commit robberies by masquerading as an elderly lady and a small child. The film was so popular with audiences that Chaney appeared in a talking version of the movie in 1930. "The unknown" features Chaney playing an armless knife thrower in a circus, using his bogus deformity as a ruse to hide from the police. He is deeply in love with the circus owner's daughter, who coincidentally has a phobia of having men's arms around her. Chaney's performance with his feet (even lighting his own cigarettes with them) and his attempt to become "authentic" in order to permanently seal his relationship with the girl both contribute to making this the strangest love story ever recorded on film
The penalty by Wallace Worsley ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor
Only the valiant ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Cavalry officer volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves
Oliver Twist by Frank Lloyd ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of an orphan born in a workhouse who is starved, mistreated, sold as an apprentice and finally runs away to London
The unholy three ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an hypnotic mix of creepiness and crime, a ventriloquist dons a granny disguise to team with a strongman and a little person in a bizarre robbery scheme that ends in murder
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
The Boris Karloff collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night key: An ingenious inventor of a security system is kidnapped by a gang of burglars and forced to help them commit robberies
Outside the law ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1921 and 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the first great novels of the Romantic era, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame has thrilled generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic story of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives in the bell tower of medieval Paris's most famous cathedral. Feared and hated by all, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. But someone steps forward to help--the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, whose single act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can the hunchback save the lovely gypsy from Frollo's evil plan, or will they all perish in the shadows of Notre Dame? An epic tale of beauty and sadness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power. --Publisher
Nomads of the north ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lon Chaney, one of the most gifted and versatile actors of the silent era, headlines this exciting double bill of action classics. In "Nomads of the North" (1920, 77 min.), three men vie for the love of beautiful Nanette Roland while the majestic north woods become the site for murder, a manhunt, and a raging forest fire. Chaney plays Nanette's true love, Raoul Challoner, who arrives to stop her forced marriage. An accidental death sends the couple fleeing to the north, where lawman Corporal O'Connor (Lewis Stone) doggedly pursues them--and the mayhem begins. Then, Chaney portrays dope-peddling, safecracking, handicapped hoodlum Wilse Dilling in "The Shock" (1923, 89 min.), a gripping gangster yarn. Dragging himself from the darkness of Chinatown to the redemptive sunlight of the countryside, Dilling turns away from his life of crime but finds himself pulled back when the father of the woman he loves is blackmailed. Drawn into a whirlpool of vice and intrigue, Dilling fights to retain his humanity as the film careens to a spectacular, earth-shaking climax
The great American western by Miles Deem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savage guns: A tavern owners double-crosses the wrong man and he and his posse get revenge by shooting up the bar and then burning it down. One man survives and manages to pull himself from the burning wreckage. He is taken in by strangers and nursed back to health. He takes a vow to stalk down the killer and his cohorts
Shadows by Tom Forman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yen Sin, a Chinese laundryman, drifts into a little fishing village in the wake of a storm which takes the life of one of the leading fishermen of the village. Shortly thereafter, the new minister marries the fishermans̓ widow, displacing another man who had been in love with her. The man has his revenge and only Yen Sin knows the truth
Outside the law Shadows ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
The shock ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A crippled gunman is sent on a mission of revenge. Includes special effects of the San Francisco earthquake
Mr. Wu ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raised by his grandfather to adhere to the ancient laws of China, Mandarin Wu is a strict authoritarian. However, he is a doting father to his beautiful daughter Nang Ping. Nang Ping is to be married to a man of her father's choosing, a man she does not even know. But she falls in love with a dashing British visitor to China, Basil Gregory. Basil informs Nang Ping that he must return to Britain with his family, but she surprises him with the revelation that she carries his child. Wu learns of his daughter's dishonor and lets the ancient laws of China lead him relentlessly toward tragedy
Oliver Twist The light of faith ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver is a workhouse orphan who finds himself in with some bad company, but he eventually finds the happiness he deserves ; A thief steals a goblet believed to be the Holy Grail, in order to restore the health of the woman he loves
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deformed bellringer at Notre Dame cathedral in late 15th century France rescues a gypsy girl from the evil intentions of her guardian
West of Zanzibar ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his dying wife returns with a baby girl a year after leaving him for Crane, a Limehouse magician named Phroso vows to get even. Placing the baby in a Zanzibar brothel, Phroso spends the next 18 years living with cannibals while he waits for the child to come of age. Summoning the debauched young woman to his jungle lair, Phroso plans to reunite the girl with her long-lost father, after which he'll order the natives to kill the trader and burn Crane's daughter alive!
 
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Alternative Names
Chaney Alonzo 1883-1930
Chaney, Leonidas 1883-1930
Chaney, Leonidas Frank, 1883-1930
Chaney, Leonides Frank 1883-1930
Chaney, Lon
Chaney, Lon Sr
Chaney, Lon Sr 1883-1930
The Man of a Thousand Faces 1883-1930
Languages
English (339)
French (9)
Italian (3)
German (1)
Russian (1)
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