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kenwal34

THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES.

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While watching THE PENALTY last night on DVD, I was amazed by Lon Chaneys performance. Playing a legless criminal named "Blizzard",Chaney is completely convincing as the double amputee. He climbs ladders and steps all without camera tricks . This 1920 production is one of Chaneys best.A must see for Chaney fans.

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Yes, I've seen this. It was one of the 1st films I got when I joined an on line DVD rental. It was amazing how he got around on his knees. Did you watch the doc that was on the DVD? It was good too. I've seen the guy on other film documentaries but he's an expert on Chaney. Anyway I thought this was a pretty good movie for an early silent feature.

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Yes,I watched the documentary.Seeing what lengths Chaney used to achieve the effect of a legless man let me appreciate his performance even more. His facial expressions alone are remarkable and attest to his greatness as an actor..

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