Man of a Thousand Faces
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Man of a Thousand Faces
One screen legend tips his hat to another as James Cagney portrays horror film icon Lon Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces. Joseph Pevney's bio-pic takes a somewhat whitewashed view of Chaney's career, but Cagney is nothing short of riveting in the lead. The film begins as Chaney, the son of two deaf parents, is tasting success in vaudeville as a knockabout juggler, mime, and quick-change artist. Chaney meets Cleva Creighton (Dorothy Malone) and hires her as his assistant. They fall in love and marry, but when Chaney reveals his parents are deaf mutes, she recoils in revulsion. When she… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hollywoodized biopic not quite saved by Cagney."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Dorothy Malone plays Chaney's nutjob of a first wife with such fire that you practically want to get a restraining order in her yourself."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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