The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

A FILM BY: Paul Leni
WRITTEN BY: Victor Hugo (novel), J. Grubb Alexander (adaptation)
STARRING: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar

A Part of Music Box of Horrors 2019 | Featuring a Live Musical Score by Maxx McGathey

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS is a macabre tale of one man's torturous struggle for love, brought to life with nightmarish verisimilitude by Paul Leni's (THE CAT AND THE CANARY, THE LAST WARNING) mastery of German Expressionism. Conrad Veidt (THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI) plays Gwynplaine, the son of nobility, disfigured by a doctor into a permanent, grotesque grin. Credited by Bob Kane, the creator of Batman, as the inspiration for The Joker, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS is a hauntingly poetic, beautiful, disturbing and dreamlike story of love & horror sure to tug heartstrings and unsettle the soul in tandem.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1928
Country of Origin: United States
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: 35mm