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The Unholy Three
Also known as Le club des trois in France
B&W : Seven reels / 6948 feet
Directed by Tod Browning
Cast: Lon Chaney [Professor Echo], Mae Busch [Rosie O’Grady], Matt Moore [Hector McDonald], Victor McLaglen [Hercules], Harry Earles [Tweedledee], Mathew Betz [Regan], Edward Connelly [judge], William Humphreys [defense attorney], E. Alyn Warren [prosecuting attorney], John Merkyl [jeweler], Percy Williams [butler], Charles Wellesley [John Arlington], Marjorie Morton [Mrs. Arlington], Violet Cane [little Arlington girl], Lou Morrison [police commissioner], Walter Perry [dime museum announcer], Alice Julian [fat lady], Walter P. Cole [human skeleton], Peter Kortos [sword swallower], Vera Vance [dancer], John Millerta [wild man], Mickey McBan [boy watching Hercules], Louis Shank [newsboy], Delmo Fritz
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation. / Scenario by Waldemar Young, from the novel The Unholy Three by Clarence Aaron Robbins. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Wright. Cinematography by David Kesson. Edited by Daniel J. Gray. Presented by Louis B. Mayer. / © 24 June 1925 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation [LP21593]. Premiered 30 May 1925 in San Francisco, California. Released 9 August 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Principal photography was shot from 22 December 1924 through 20 January 1925.
Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Animals: Gorillas - Attorneys - Birds - Cages: Bird - Crime: Theft - Criminals: Gangs, Gangsters, Thieves - Disguises: Wigs - Lawyers - Midgets - Pet shops - Side shows - Strongmen - Ventriloquists
Listing updated: 5 November 2011.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 142; Eames-MGM p. 23; Everson-American p. 47; FilmDaily-1926 pp. 31, 57; Kerr-Silent p. 8; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 57; Limbacher-Feature p. 263; Maltin-Guide p. 1359; Marrero-Vintage p. 22; Parish-Gangster pp. 403, 404, 405; Skal-Browning pp. 291-292; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 433; Sweeney-Coming p. 91; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-225 pp. 34, 35.
Home video: DVD.