Man of a Thousand Faces
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

James Cagney stars as horror film legend Lon Chaney in this biographical portrait. The son of deaf-mute parents, Chaney earns his first success on the vaudeville circuit, where he learns the creative make-up skills that later earn him the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1957
DVD Release Date: July 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alberto Abuín

'Man of a thousand faces' draws the figure of a myth, showing that you can get to the true essence of something, or someone, without being true to facts. [Full review in Spanish]

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hollywoodized biopic not quite saved by Cagney.

Christopher Null

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
cagney is great in this
Anthony Valletta
A compelling look at early Hollywood with an outstanding performance from Cagney.