Lon Chaney inHe Who Get’s Slapped (1924)
Sjöströthe’s film version of the Russian play by Leonid Andreyevis is magnificient. It is very well directed and Lon Chaney is tragic and moving and more from his performance you could not expect. It’s a beautiful film with visually trippy sequences and pschyological depth.
I saw Slapped in 2007 with full orchestra and Will Gregory (half of Goldfrapp) performing his new score. The entire experience was overwhelming.
If you ever get the chance to see it on the big screen…