~A Blind Bargain~
1922
~Lon Chaney, Raymond McKee and Lon Chaney in "A Blind
Bargain"~

Photograph courtesy of Richard Day Gore
~Plot Synopsis~
In return for money and medical aid for his mother, struggling author Robert Sandell (Raymond
McKee) agrees to subject himself to some experiments by Dr. Lamb (Lon Chaney), who believes he can
prove the theory of evolution by changing a man into an approximation of his simian ancestors. Robert
is strapped to an operating table before he realizes the nature of the experiments but is saved when a
hunchback, a previous subject of the surgeon, uncages another victim, an ape-man (Lon Chaney), who
crushes Dr. Lamb to death.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Written by: J.G. Hawks

Based on the novel The Octave of Claudius by Barry Pain (London, 1897).
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  Dr. Arthur Lamb / The Ape Man
Raymond McKee ...  Robert Sandell
Virginia True Boardman ...  Mrs. Sandell
Aggie Herring ...  Bessie
Virginia Madison ...  Angela's Mother
Fontaine La Rue ...  Mrs. Lamb
Jacqueline Logan ...  Angela Marshall
Wallace Beery ...  Beast man (uncredited)
Counter
~165-16: Lon Chaney & Raymond McKee~
~165-26: Lon Chaney & Raymond McKee~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: Norbert Brodine

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 57 Minutes
Released: December 3, 1922
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