He Who Gets Slapped
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He Who Gets Slapped
This compelling and exceptionally well-executed silent drama, from new MGM studio executives Irving Thalburg and producer Louis B. Mayer is based on a highly-regarded Russian play and features the studio's biggest stars, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert and Norma Shearer. Directed by noted Swedish filmmmaker Victor Sjostrom, it is the story of a scientific genius who is humiliated by his philandering wife and a major career set-back. To express his pain, bitterness and anger he becomes a circus clown who seems to enjoy the frequently cruel slapstick antics of his new colleagues. While in the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A subdued Chaney offers one of his greatest performances."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Chaney, um dos grandes atores do período, cria um personagem trágico e memorável, mas o roteiro é excessivamente simples do ponto de vista dramático, o que atrapalha o filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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