Saturday Oct 27
The Silent Scream event of the season! Toronto Silent Film Festival teams up with the Fox Theatre for another season of silent films with live music.
Lon Chaney was known as "the Man with a Thousand Faces" and never more so than in his career changing role as Blizzard, the embittered and ruthless leader of the San Francisco underworld.
Chaney's extraordinary abilities of body manipulation are dead on in his depiction of a double amputee. His portrayal will astonish you. This is the film that propelled him to stardom and the iconic roles which he became best known for-the Hunchback, the Phantom and Phroso from West of Zanzibar.
NitrateDiva wrote, "This sicko gem features, among other things, a stark naked woman, a junkie killer, prostitutes, a chase through San Francisco’s seedy “Barbary Coast,” and a Lon Chaney performance so wicked and ferocious that it borders on possession." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Live piano accompaniment by Jordan Klapman
$15 or $13 (Fox Members)