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He Who Gets Slapped (1924) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Victor Sj?str?m and produced by Irving Thalberg and Victor Sjöström.

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He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

By Lindsey on Jul 8, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

(Image: Movie Poster Shop) Paul Beaumont (Lon Chaney)?is a scientist who has spent years researching the origin of humans. Baron Regnard (Marc McDermott) has become his patron, funding all of the research. On top of that,?Regnard?opens up his mansion to Paul and his wife Marie. On the surface, the t... Read full article


By Lara on Jul 19, 2011 From Backlots

The closing night of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival last night featured a screening of He Who Gets Slapped, an incredibly disturbing, upsetting, yet ultimately touching and poignant film. It stars Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, and Lon Chaney as “He,” a clown performing in an act a... Read full article

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This was the first production to start filming in the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was not their first release, though; it was held until the holiday season when attendance is higher for "important" films.
This was the final closing night feature at the 16th San Francisco Silent Film Festival in July, 2011.
Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg upon viewing early rushes of this production wanted to fire the film's cinematographer, Milton Moore, as they thought the photographic exposure too low and blamed Moore for incompetence. Victor Sjöström came to Moore's defense by stating he had told Moore to shoot "low", as it was essential to the plot of the story. Moore was kept on as cinematographer
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Also directed by Victor Sjöström

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