~Laugh, Clown, Laugh~
1928
~352-32: Loretta Young & Lon Chaney~
~352-92: Loretta Young & Cissy Fitzgerald~
~Plot Synopsis~
Tito, a clown, adopts a girl whom he names Simonetta. The girl matures into an attractive woman,
desired by Luigi, a wealthy nobleman. On the eve of her marriage, Simonetta learns that Tito loves
her, and she responds, presumably, to avoid hurting him, by declaring that she returns his love.
That night, disbelieving her, Tito falls while practicing a familiar trick-sliding down a
tightwire--thus freeing Simonetta to marry the count. In an alternative (happy) ending, Tito
survives his fall, Simonetta marries Luigi, and they all remain close friends.  


Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Written by:
Joseph Farnham - titles
Elizabeth Meehan - writer

Based on the play  Laugh, Clown, Laugh  by David Belasco, Tom Cushing
(New York, 28 Nov 1923).
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  Tito Beppi
Bernard Siegel ...  Simon
Loretta Young ...  Simonetta
Cissy Fitzgerald ...  Giancinta (as Cissy Fitz-Gerald)
Nils Asther ...  Count Luigi Ravelli
Gwen Lee ...  Lucretia
Julie DeValora ...  Nurse (uncredited)
Helena Dime ...  Lady at Luigi's Party (uncredited)
Leo Feodoroff ...  (uncredited)
Emmett King ...  Doctor (uncredited)
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~352-33: Loretta Young & Lon Chaney~
~352-92: Loretta Young & Cissy Fitzgerald~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Produced by: Herbert Brenon & Irving Thalberg
Cinematography by: James Wong Howe    
Film Editing by: Marie Halvey   
Assistant Directors: Ray Lissner & Will Sheldon
Set Designer: Cedric Gibbons  
Wardrobe by: Gilbert Clark

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 73 Minutes
Released: April 14, 1928
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