THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (Paul Leni, 1928) Centerpiece Film
The Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (Paul Leni, 1928) Centerpiece Film
Our Centerpiece film is a macabre tale of one man's tortuous struggle for love, brought to life with nightmarish verisimilitude by German Expressionist director Paul Leni. Conrad Veidt ("The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari") is Gwynplaine, an English nobleman's son disfigured by a Gypsy doctor so that his face is fixed in the rictus of a grotesque grin, forever marking him as The Man Who Laughs. Batman creator Bob Kane credited Veidt's hideous make-up as the visual inspiration for The Joker. LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT BYCLARK WILSON

CAST: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Josephine Crowell
DIR: Paul Leni (1927, 109m)  
35mm Print Source:The Library of Congress  

Preceded by short: THE VOICE INVISIBLE/MAKING A RECORD (c.1919, 7m)

Underwritten byMcROSKEY MATTRESS COMPANY    
Program Length: 125m

Admission Price: $15 Member/$17 Non-Member

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The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States


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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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