~He Who Gets Slapped~
1924
~192-107: John Gilbert, Norma Shearer & Lon Chaney~
~Plot Synopsis~
On the eve of great success, a scientist ("He Who Gets Slapped") loses both his invention and his
wife to Baron Regnard, who describes his victim as a fool. He decides to lose himself in the laughter
of others and becomes France's most famous clown. Even Consuelo, a bareback rider who loves her
partner, Bezano, laughs when He confesses his love for her. Learning that Consuelo's father, Count
Mancini, plans her marriage to Baron Regnard, He releases a lion which kills the pair; and, fatally
stabbed by Regnard, the clown stumbles and staggers around the circus ring to the delight of the
audience. He dies in the arms of Consuelo, who is free to marry Bezano.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Victor Sjöström

Written by:
Victor Sjöström - adaptation
Carey Wilson - adaptation

Based on the play He Who Gets Slapped by Gregory Zilboorg (New York,
9 Jan 1922) as adapted from the play Tot, Kto Poluchaet Poshchechiny
by Leonid Andreyev Nikolaevich (1914).
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  Paul Beaumont / HE
Norma Shearer ...  Consuelo
John Gilbert ...  Bezano
Tully Marshall ...  Count Mancini
Marc McDermott ...  Baron Regnard
Ford Sterling ...  Tricaud
Harvey Clark ...  Briquet (as Harvey Clarke)
Paulette Duval ...  Zinida
Ruth King ...  Maria Beaumont
Clyde Cook ...  A Clown
Brandon Hurst ...  A Clown
George Davis ...  A Clown
Edward Arnold ...  Extra (uncredited)
Holly Bane ...  Child in circus audience (uncredited)
Bartine Burkett ...  Bareback Rider (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ...  Extra (uncredited)
Bela Lugosi ...  Clown Extra (uncredited)
Erik Stocklassa ...  Ringmaster (uncredited)
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~Norma Shearer, John Gilbert & Lon Chaney~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Distribution Company: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Producers: Victor Sjöström & Irving Thalberg
Original Music by: William Axt
Cinematography by: Milton Moore
Film Editing by: Hugh Wynn
Costume Design by: Sophie Wachner
Settings: Cedric Gibbons
Presenter: Louis B. Mayer
Play Translated by: Gregory Zillboorg

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: December 22, 1924
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