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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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George Davis, who appears in the film as a clown, was a vaudeville performer who been a clown in Europe. He appeared in U.S, French, German, English, and Italian films. He coached Lon Chaney for his role.
This was the final closing night feature at the 16th San Francisco Silent Film Festival in July, 2011.
There is no comprehensive cast list in this movie. Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer and John Gilbert are credited on the title frame; only 4 others are credited with character names in intertitles right before they first appear in the movie. The IMDb cast list credits these 7 actors in order of their names appearing onscreen.
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Also directed by Victor Sjöström

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Also produced by Irving Thalberg

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Also released in 1924

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