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Chaney, Lon 1883-1930

Works: 183 works in 739 publications in 6 languages and 7,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lon Chaney
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

158 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A disfigured man in a mask abducts the prima donna of the Paris Opera House to his lair in the sewers below"--Halliwell's Film and Video Guide
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

80 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 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. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. The courts sentence Quasimodo to a flogging, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Quasimodo falls in love with her. 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. When Esmeralda again rejects Jehan, he tells her that Phoebus is dead, even though it is not true. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
The penalty by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

23 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of his most diabolical roles, Lon Chaney stars as a criminal mastermind who carries out a gruesome vengeance upon the doctor who amputated his legs
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 274 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
Only the valiant by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 175 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
The unholy three by Jack Conway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 133 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 )

28 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 133 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
Oliver Twist( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 131 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 Boris Karloff collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tower of London: King Richard III is sixth in line to the throne and with the aid of his executioner friend treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown
Outside the law by Tod Browning( Visual )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 89 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 great American western( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 77 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
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 72 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 71 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 shock by Lambert Hillyer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crippled gunman is sent on a mission of revenge. Includes special effects of the San Francisco earthquake
Daniel Boone trail blazer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having established the fort at Boonesborough, Daniel Boone is leading more eager settlers to the new lands. However, Simon Grity, a vicious white renegade, is stirring up the tribes against the fort and the homesteaders. Much depends upon Bone's strong relationship with his blood brother, Shawnee Chief Blackfish, which sadly for them both, is put to the ultimate test
The phantom of the Opera by Dario Argento( Visual )

30 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de Parijse Opéra waart een spook rond dat een hartstochtelijke liefde opvat voor een beroemde zangeres
West of Zanzibar by Tod Browning( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 51 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!
Oliver Twist, 1922( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by Frank Lloyd and adapted from a novel by Charles Dickens, is about an orphan surviving on the streets of London. The main strength of this second screen adaptation of Dickens' classic is in the performances. Although a little young for Oliver (he was not yet 6 years old) this film and The Kid are Jackie Coogan's most important screen appearances. Lon Chaney won praise from the critics for his relatively restrained but effective portrayal of Fagin
By the sun's rays( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Lon Chaney's 1914 one-reel western. A company detective goes undercover to expose a gang that uses inside information to rob gold shipments
The miracle man surviving footage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only a fragment (ca. 3 min.) exists of The Miracle man, which depicts a faith healing scene. This is the surviving footage
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The hunchback of Notre Dame
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

Lon Chaney acteur américain

Lon Chaney actor estadounidense durante la era del cine mudo

Lon Chaney aktor amerykański

Lon Chaney attore statunitense

Lon Chaney senior US-amerikanischer Schauspieler der Stummfilmzeit; vorwiegend in Horrorfilmen zu sehen

Lon Chaney sr. Amerikaans acteur

The Man of a Thousand Faces 1883-1930

Λον Τσάνεϊ

Лон Чейні

Чейни, Лон

لان چنی بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی



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