He Who Gets Slapped
B&W : Seven reels / 6953 feet
Directed by Victor Seastrom (Victor Sjöström) Victor Sjostrom
Cast: Lon Chaney [He], Norma Shearer [Consuelo], John Gilbert [Bezamo], Tully Marshall [Count Mancini], Ford Sterling [Tricand], Marc McDermott (Marc MacDermott) [Baron Regnard], Harvey Clarke [Briquet], Paulette Duval [Zinida], Ruth King [He’s wife], Clyde Cook [clown], Brandon Hurst [clown], George Davis [clown]
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Louis B. Mayer. Scenario by Victor Sjöström and Carey Wilson, from the adaptation by Carey Wilson of the play adaptation He Who Gets Slapped by Gregory Zilboorg of the play Tot, Kto Poluchaet Poshchechiny (He, the One Who Gets Slapped) by Leonid Andreyev. Production design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Sophie Wachner. Cinematography by Milton Moore. Edited by Hugh Wynn. Presented by Louis B. Mayer. / © 10 November 1924 by Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation [LP20745]. Premiered 9 November 1924 in New York, New York. General release, 22 December 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.2341.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Betrayal - Circuses - Clowns - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - France - Lions - Revenge - Scientists - Seduction
Listing updated: 5 November 2011.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.2341; Bardèche-History p. 264; Carroll-Matinee p. 140; Cowie-Swedish-2 p. 15; Eames-MGM pp. 10, 15; Edmonds-BigU p. 137; Fell-History pp. 86, 124; Forslund-Sjöström p. 279; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 100; Limbacher-Feature p. 104; McIlroy-Sweden pp. 23, 24-26, 166; Shipman-Cinema p. 84; Sweeney-Coming pp. 63, 71; Weaver-Twenty pp. 77, 143 : ClasIm-225 p. 44; ClasIm-240 p. 44 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.