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  Lon Chaney.
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The Shock
(1923) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6738 feet
Directed by Lambert Hillyer

Cast: Lon Chaney [Wilse Dilling], Virginia Valli [Gertrude Hadley], Christine Mayo [‘Queen Ann’ Cardington], Jack Mower [Jack Cooper], William Welsh [Micha Hadley]; Henry Barrows [John Cooper Sr.], Harry De Vere [Olaf Wismer], John Beck [Bill], Walter Long [the captain]

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation [Universal-Jewel]. / Scenario by [?] Arthur Statter and/or Charles Kenyon?, from a screen story by William Dudley Pelley. Cinematography by Dwight Warren. Presented by Carl Laemmle. / © 27 April 1923 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP18917]. Released 10 June 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Bittersweet. De Vere’s final film.

Drama: Crime.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in Hirschhorn-Universal p. 41.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates; also [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Cats - Asians - Bankers - Banks - Crime: Blackmail, Graft, Kidnapping - Criminals: Gangsters - Crutches - Natural disasters: Earthquakes: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - Double-crosses - Explosions - Handicaps - Medical: Doctors, Hospitals - Restaurants - Transportation: Trains, Train stations - Unrequited love - USA: California: San Francisco - Wheelchairs

Listing updated: 24 June 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-BigU pp. 120-121; Everson-American p. 113; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 41; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 48, 52; Limbacher-Feature p. 221; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-223 p. 47 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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