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The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American romantic melodrama silent film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni. This film is an adaptation of ...
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Is the Joker based on The Man Who Laughs?
The plot is based on the Joker's original introduction in Batman #1 (1940). The title is a reference to Victor Hugo's novel The Man Who Laughs, whose main character was one of the original inspirations for the Joker.
What is the story of The Man Who Laughs?
The novel concerns the life of a young nobleman, also known as Gwynplaine, disfigured as a child (on the orders of the king), who travels with his protector and companion, the vagabond philosopher Ursus, and Dea, the baby girl he rescues during a storm.
How was The Man Who Laughs disfigured?
The Man Who Laughs (Silent Films) The monarch sentences Gwynplaine's father to death in an iron maiden, after calling upon a surgeon, Dr. Hardquannone, to disfigure the boy's face into a permanent grin. ... In the novel, Dea dies while at sea and Gwynplaine drowns himself.
Where can I watch The Man Who Laughs?
Currently you are able to watch "The Man Who Laughs" streaming on FlixFling. It is also possible to buy "The Man Who Laughs" on FlixFling as download or rent it on FlixFling online.
The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King from its subtitle in French) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in ...
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.
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Jun 1, 2019 · The Man Who Laughs (1928) - (Drama, Horror, Mystery) [Silent] ... When a proud noble refuses ...
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Jan 18, 2004 · "The Man Who Laughs" (1928), one of the final treasures of German silent Expressionism, is about such a man. His name is Gwynplaine.
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Audience Reviews for The Man Who Laughs ... Based on a novel by Victor Hugo, this is the story of Gwynplaine- a nobleman's son who, when he was a child, was ...
The Man Who Laughs. A Romance of English History. By Victor Hugo. CONTENTS. Preliminary Chapter.—Ursus. Another ...
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The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. It was adapted into a popular 1928 film ...
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A late 20's cult favourite silent film. Set in the 18th century, The Man Who Laughs follows Gwynplaine (Conrad Veidt). Disfigured by a king as a child, he again ...