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The Resource The man who laughs, Universal ; Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Super-Jewel ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander ; director, Paul Leni, (videorecording)

The man who laughs, Universal ; Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Super-Jewel ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander ; director, Paul Leni, (videorecording)

Label
The man who laughs
Title
The man who laughs
Statement of responsibility
Universal ; Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Super-Jewel ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander ; director, Paul Leni
Title variation
Victor Hugo's The man who laughs
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Gwynplaine is doomed to live life wearing a perpetual grin. Carved on his face because his father, Lord Clancharlie, had offended England's king. Gwynplaine grows up alongside the beautiful but blind Dea and they fall in love. Queen Anne, meanwhile, has ascended the throne and when she learns that the femme fatale, Duchess Josiana is in possession of the Lord's estates, she decrees that the Duchess must marry Gwynplaine, the rightful heir. Gwynplaine realizes that the duchess' attraction has legitimized his right to love Dea, renounces his title and follows his heart to the new World
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Gilbert Warrenton ; art directors, Charles D. Hall, Thomas O'Neil, Joseph Wright ; editor, Edward Cahn ; costume designers, David Cox, Vera West
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Jr., Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina, Stuart Holmes, Sam DeGrasse, George Siegmann, Josephine Crowell, Charles Puffy
Runtime
110
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The man who laughs, Universal ; Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Super-Jewel ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander ; director, Paul Leni, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1928
  • Based on the novel L'homme qui rit by Victor Hugo
  • Special features: original documentary on the making of the film; rare home movies of star Conrad Veidt, with Greta Garbo and Emil Jannings; extensive photo and art gallery; essay by John Soister, author of "Conrad Veidt on screen"; excerpts from Victor Hugo's novel; excerpts from the Italian release version with alternate title designs
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm53081377
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031022
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
03102
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The man who laughs, Universal ; Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Super-Jewel ; adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander ; director, Paul Leni, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1928
  • Based on the novel L'homme qui rit by Victor Hugo
  • Special features: original documentary on the making of the film; rare home movies of star Conrad Veidt, with Greta Garbo and Emil Jannings; extensive photo and art gallery; essay by John Soister, author of "Conrad Veidt on screen"; excerpts from Victor Hugo's novel; excerpts from the Italian release version with alternate title designs
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm53081377
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329031022
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
03102
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1 encoding, mono
Video recording format
DVD

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