One year, one film: 1925 – The Unholy Three

A note from Lindsey: Welcome to the first installment of “One year, one film,” a new series in which I’ll be highlighting one film that I love from each year over a 40-year period, 1925 through 1965! I’ll also talk a bit about whether my pick ranked highly with contemporary viewers. This series will appear every other Sunday until I run out of years to … Continue reading One year, one film: 1925 – The Unholy Three

Star Spotlight: Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney Born Leonidas Frank Chaney Date of Birth: April 1, 1883 Date of Death: August 26, 1930 Roles First credited film: Poor Jake’s Demise (1913) Final film: The Unholy Three (1930) – His only talkie, and a remake of a 1925 film in which he also starred TMP favorite: He Who Gets Slapped (1924) Best known for… …being nicknamed the “Man of a Thousand … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Lon Chaney

The Unholy Three (1925)

Professor Echo (Lon Chaney, Sr.), Tweedledee (Harry Earles) and Hercules (Victor McLaglen) are three sideshow performers who leave the circus after Tweedledee gets into a fight and all hell breaks loose at one of their performances. Before leaving the sideshow, Mr. Echo worked as a ventriloquist, while Tweedledee was marketed as “Twenty inches! Twenty years! Twenty pounds! The Twentieth Century Curiosity!” and Hercules performed a … Continue reading The Unholy Three (1925)

Victor Sjöström’s ‘He Who Gets Slapped’ at the Redford Theatre

Another weekend, another stellar event at the Redford Theatre! Fresh off of the great success of their Friday night screening of The Shining (which attracted over 600 film fanatics to the Lahser Road movie palace), the Redford’s Saturday program offered a single 8 pm screening of the somewhat obscure 1924 Lon Chaney film He Who Gets Slapped for only six bucks per ticket. Though not … Continue reading Victor Sjöström’s ‘He Who Gets Slapped’ at the Redford Theatre