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Title:
The man who laughs [DVD] / a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni.
Title Variants:
Victor Hugo's The man who laughs

American silent horror collection.

Hugo, Victor,

Homme qui rit.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2003], ©1928.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1928.

Based on the novel L'homme qui rit by Victor Hugo.

Also issued as part of the box set: American silent horror collection.

Special features: "The story behind The man who laughs" documentary featurette; "At home with Conrad Veidt" rare home movie footage including Greta Garbo and Emil Jannings; Excerpt from Italian version; Excerpt from Hugo's novel; About the restoration; Gallery of photographs; Gallery of promotional material.
Abstract:
Gwynplaine is doomed to live life wearing a perpetual grin. Carved on his face because his father, Lord Clancharlie, had offended England's king. Gwynplaine grows up alongside the beautiful but blind Dea and they fall in love. Queen Anne, meanwhile, has ascended the throne and when she learns that the femme fatale, Duchess Josiana is in possession of the Lord's estates, she decrees that the Duchess must marry Gwynplaine, the rightful heir. Gwynplaine realizes that the duchess' attraction has legitimized his right to love Dea, renounces his title and follows his heart to the new World.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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American silent horror collection.
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