Review Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

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    Your thoughts on this movie.....

    The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.



     
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    I only got to see this recently - at long last - on dvd. Truth be told I had never expected much from it, having seen just a couple of photo's from it where Cagney was posed somewhat ineffectively in Chaney not-really-as-good make up.

    I had also heard that it took liberties with the truth - particularly with the very ending.

    But, taking all that into account, and having now seen it, I can say that it is really worth a watch, flowing well as a drama. The recreations are better than the photos I had seen and it's got James Cagney in it. Legend.



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    And, in this crazy modern world, where it seems you can get anything you want, merchandise wise, it seems there is a model kit of James Cagney as Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera!

    The mind boggles as I remember the simple charms of the old Aurora model kits.......


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    Rick Baker on MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES



     
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    The Many Faces Of Lon Chaney



     

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