GRINSENDE GESICHT

V' 08

DAS GRINSENDE GESICHT

Julius Herzka
A, 1921
Fiction, 87min, stumm/hollZT/dÜ

DAS GRINSENDE GESICHT

Julius Herzka
A, 1921
Fiction, 87min, stumm/hollZT/dÜ

Cast: 
Nora Gregor
Herzogin Josiane
Franz Höbling
Gwynplaine
Lucienne Delacroix
Dea
Franz Weißmüller
Ursus
Eugen Jensen
Barkilphedro
Arpard Kramer
Dr. Gerardus
Fritz Straßny
Dr. Hardquardnonne
Susanne v. d. Osten
Lady Dirry-Moir
Jimmy Court
Lord David Dirry-Moir
Anna Kallina
Königin Anna von England
Armin Seydelmann
Lord Bolingbroke
Joseph Moser
König Jakob II. von England
Robert Valaity
Lord Linäus Claincharlie
Screenplay: 
Louis Nerz (nach dem Roman «L'homme qui rit» von Victor Hugo)
Camera: 
Eduard Hoesch
Decoration: 
Ladislaus Tuszinsky

Production: 
Olympic Film
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A series of historical vignettes, based on the novel «L'homme qui» rit by Victor Hugo. In early childhood Lord Fermain Clancharlie is abducted by the notorious Comprachicos who disfigure his face and damn him to show the world an everlasting grin. As a grown-up man, named Gwynplaine, he gains a certain kind of fame as an actor on streets and places. Then his real identity is revealed, but what at first looks like the triumph of justice rapidly turns into tragedy.