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Lon Chaney collection

Author: Lon ChaneyWallace WorsleySamuel GoldwynGouverneur MorrisRuth WightmanAll authors
Publisher: [United States?] : Turner Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2003]
Series: TCM archives (Series)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content : Standard versionView all editions and formats
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Ace of Hearts (75 min.): A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society become even more tense when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Laugh, clown, laugh (73 min.): A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal.

Lon Chaney : a thousand faces (85 min.): Definitive screen biography of Chaney's life and career, including rare footage, archival photos and insightful commentary from costars and historians.

London after midnight (47 min.): Photo reconstruction of the lost 1927 film starring Chaney, directed by Tod Browning.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films
Silent films
Documentary films
Feature films
Fiction films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Films
Named Person: Lon Chaney; Lon Chaney; Lon Chaney
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lon Chaney; Wallace Worsley; Samuel Goldwyn; Gouverneur Morris; Ruth Wightman; Leatrice Joy; John Bowers; Donovan D Short; Vivek Maddala; Herbert Brenon; Elizabeth Meehan; Irving G Thalberg; Bernard Siegel; Loretta Young; James Wong Howe; Marie Halvey; H Scott Salinas; Tod Browning; Waldemar Young; Norman Kerry; Joan Crawford; Merritt Gerstad; Harry Reynolds; Errol Taggart; Kevin Brownlow; Rick Schmidlin; David Belasco; Tom Cushing; Mary Roberts Rinehart; Turner Classic Movies (Firm); Turner Entertainment Co.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790782197 9780790782195
OCLC Number: 53401539
Language Note: Silent films with English intertitles and musical acc.; optional subtitles in French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Laugh, clown, laugh based on the play by David Belasco and Tom Cushing.
The unknown based on the novel "K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart.
Special features: introduction by Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne; audio commentaries by Chaney biographer Michael F. Blake; photo/memorabilia galleries; profiles of TCM Young Film Composers competition winners.
Credits: [The ace of hearts] Director of photography, Don Short ; art director, Cedric Gibbons ; music, Vivek Maddala (2002). [Laugh, clown, laugh] Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; editor, Marie Halvey ; music, H. Scott Salinas (2002). [The unknown] Director of photography, Merritt B. Gerstad ; editor, Harry Reynolds, Errol Taggart.
Cast: [The ace of hearts] Lon Chaney, Joy Leatrice, John Bowers. [Laugh, Clown, Laugh] Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young. [The unknown] Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (325 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital surround stereo.; dual layer.
Contents: Disc one: The ace of hearts (1921) / Goldwyn presents ; by Gouverneur Morris ; scenario by Ruth Wightman ; directed by Wallace Worsley --
Laugh, clown, laugh (1928) / a Herbert Brenon production ; screen play by Elizabeth Meehan ; directed by Herbert Brenon. Disc two: The unknown (1927) / story by Tod Browning ; scenario by Waldemar Young ; directed by Tod Browning --
Lon Chaney : a thousand faces (2000) / directed and edited by Kevin Brownlow ; a Photoplay production for Turner Classic Movies --
London after midnight (1927) / 2002 photo reconstruction by Rick Schmidlin.
Series Title: TCM archives (Series)
Other Titles: Ace of hearts.
Lon Chaney.
London after midnight.
Laugh, clown, laugh (Motion picture)
Unknown (Motion picture : 1927)
London after midnight (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Turner Entertainment Inc.

Abstract:

Ace of Hearts (75 min.): A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society become even more tense when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Laugh, clown, laugh (73 min.): A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal.

Lon Chaney : a thousand faces (85 min.): Definitive screen biography of Chaney's life and career, including rare footage, archival photos and insightful commentary from costars and historians.

London after midnight (47 min.): Photo reconstruction of the lost 1927 film starring Chaney, directed by Tod Browning.

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