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The Resource The man who laughs, a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni

The man who laughs, a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni

Label
The man who laughs
Title
The man who laughs
Statement of responsibility
a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni
Title variation
Victor Hugo's The man who laughs
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Artistic director
Costume designer
Director
Director of photography
Film editor
Producer
Scenarist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Gilbert Warrenton ; art directors, Charles D. Hall, Joseph Wright, Thomas O'Neil ; film editor, Edward Cahn ; costume designers, Dave Cox, Vera West
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M3684 2003
PerformerNote
Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Jr., Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina, Stuart Holmes, Sam DeGrasse, George Siegmann, Josephine Crowell, Charles Puffy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1885-1929
  • 1867-1939
  • 1888-1970
  • 1890-1974
  • 1899-1963
  • 1906-
  • 1893-1943
  • 1917-1971
  • 1899-1974
  • 1866-1947
  • 1858-1954
  • 1884-1971
  • 1875-1953
  • 1849-1932
  • 1884-1942
  • 1802-1885
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leni, Paul
  • Laemmle, Carl
  • Alexander, J. Grubb
  • Anthony, Walter
  • Warrenton, Gilbert
  • Hall, Charles D.
  • Wright, Joseph C.
  • O'Neill, Thomas F.
  • Cahn, Edward L.
  • Cox, David
  • West, Vera
  • Philbin, Mary
  • Veidt, Conrad
  • Molnar, Julius
  • Baclanova, Olga
  • Hurst, Brandon
  • Gravina, Cesare
  • Holmes, Stuart
  • De Grasse, Sam
  • Siegmann, George
  • Crowell, Josephine
  • Huszar-Puffy, Karl
  • Hugo, Victor
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hugo, Victor
  • Hugo, Victor
  • Facial expression
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Femmes fatales
  • Facial expression
  • Femmes fatales
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The man who laughs, a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1046717
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031022
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
03102
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53081377
  • (OCoLC)53081377
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The man who laughs, a Universal picture ; Carl Laemmle presents a Paul Leni production ; adaptation & continuity, J. Grubb Alexander ; titles, Walter Anthony ; directed by Paul Leni
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1046717
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031022
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
03102
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53081377
  • (OCoLC)53081377
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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