He Who Gets Slapped


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After Baron Regnard (Marc MacDermott) steals both his greatest invention and his wife, scientist Paul Beaumont (Lon Chaney) loses all self-regard and joins a circus sideshow to become the most famous clown in France, known as "He Who Gets Slapped" by other clowns. When Paul falls in love with bareback rider Consuelo (Norma Shearer), she and her partner, Brazo (John Gilbert), mock him. He is heartbroken, but determined to shield Consuelo when Regnard shows sudden romantic interest in her.

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Cast and crew

Director: Victor Sjöström
Screenwriter: Victor Sjöström, Carey Wilson
Cast: Lon Chaney
Norma Shearer
John Gilbert
Tully Marshall
Marc MacDermott
Ford Sterling