The Man Who Laughs (1928)

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The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name and stars Mary Philbin as the blind Dea and Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine. The film is known for the grim carnival freak-like grin on the character Gwynplaine's face, which often leads it to be classified as a horror film. Film critic Roger Ebert stated, "The Man Who Laughs is a melodrama, at times even a swashbuckler, but so steeped in Expressionist gloom that it plays like a horror film." Wikipedia


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The Man Who Laughs is a member of the following lists: American films, American drama films, Romantic drama films, German Expressionist films, 1920s drama films, Universal Pictures films, Films set in the 17th century, 1928 films, Films set in England and American romantic drama films.

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Ursus: (while getting Gwynplaine some food, Gwynplaine takes the baby out of his coat and puts her on the table, turning around) What, are there TWO of you?

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