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The Unknown(Movie, 1927)

NR
| 50min | Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance / Love, Thriller
The UnknownRating: 3.9/5 (with 5757 votes)
The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower "Alonzo the Armless" and Joan Crawford as his beloved carnival girl Nanon. The film was originally to be called Alonzo the Armless. The film was in production from Feb. 7, 1927 until March 18, 1927, and cost $ 217,000 to make. The worldwide box office gross was $ 847,000. . The film's tagline was "A superb mystery thriller, unusual and startling even for a Chaney film. Lon as "The Unknown" eats, drinks, shoots a rifle and dresses with his feet. Don't miss this startling spectacle!" Stills exist showing Chaney made up as Alonzo the Armless. The Unknown is considered the most unique and disturbing of the eight films that Tod Browning and Lon Chaney made together at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the late silent era. <... ()
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About The Unknown

A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Madrid
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: No Language (XX)
Translated into 11 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/03/1927 (World premiere: 05/29/1927)
Director: Tod Browning
Producer: Irving Thalberg
Film Editor: Irving Thalberg
Director of Photography: Merritt B. Gerstad
Production Designer: Cedric Gibbons
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Monstro do Circo"
"디 언노운"

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Other movies with this title: The Unknown (US, 1915), The Unknown (DE, 1936), The Unknown (US, 1946), The Unknown (US, 1964), The Unknown (SE, 2000)

WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:16886, Added: 02/19/2018, Last updated: 06/19/2022