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Chaney, Lon 1883-1930

Overview
Works: 266 works in 767 publications in 4 languages and 7,858 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Western films  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lon Chaney
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

148 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

95 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the reign of Louis XI. Clopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon Claude Frollo. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. Quasimodo is sentenced to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. After Clopin forces Esmeralda to leave Phoebus at the ball, she sends a note to Phoebus to meet her at Notre-Dame. In the garden, Phoebus is stabbed in the back by Jehan. Esmeralda is accused of stabbing Phoebus, convicted by the courts and sentenced to hang. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
The penalty by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

19 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal
Only the valiant by Gordon Douglas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cavalry officer volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves
Oliver Twist( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an orphan born in a workhouse who is starved, mistreated, sold as an apprentice and finally runs away to London
The unholy three by Jack Conway( Visual )

12 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an hypnotic mix of creepiness and crime, a ventriloquist dons a granny disguise to team with a strongman and a little person in a bizarre robbery scheme that ends in murder
The Boris Karloff collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tower of London: King Richard III is sixth in line to the throne and with the aid of his executioner friend treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown
He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Daniel Boone : trail blazer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having established the fort at Boonesborough, Daniel Boone is leading more eager settlers to the new lands. However, Simon Grity, a vicious white renegade, is stirring up the tribes against the fort and the homesteaders. Much depends upon Bone's strong relationship with his blood brother, Shawnee Chief Blackfish, which sadly for them both, is put to the ultimate test
The Great American Western( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage guns: A tavern owners double-crosses the wrong man and he and his posse get revenge by shooting up the bar and then burning it down. One man survives and manages to pull himself from the burning wreckage. He is taken in by strangers and nursed back to health. He takes a vow to stalk down the killer and his cohorts
Oliver Twist, 1922( Visual )

1 edition published in 1922 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by Frank Lloyd and adapted from a novel by Charles Dickens, is about an orphan surviving on the streets of London. The main strength of this second screen adaptation of Dickens' classic is in the performances. Although a little young for Oliver (he was not yet 6 years old) this film and The Kid are Jackie Coogan's most important screen appearances. Lon Chaney won praise from the critics for his relatively restrained but effective portrayal of Fagin
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first great novels of the Romantic era, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame has thrilled generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic story of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives in the bell tower of medieval Paris's most famous cathedral. Feared and hated by all, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. But someone steps forward to help--the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, whose single act of kindness fills Quasimodo with love. Can the hunchback save the lovely gypsy from Frollo's evil plan, or will they all perish in the shadows of Notre Dame? An epic tale of beauty and sadness, The Hunchback of Notre Dame portrays the sufferings of humanity with compassion and power. --Publisher
By the sun's rays( Visual )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Lon Chaney's 1914 one-reel western. A company detective goes undercover to expose a gang that uses inside information to rob gold shipments
The miracle man : surviving footage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only a fragment (ca. 3 min.) exists of The Miracle man, which depicts a faith healing scene. This is the surviving footage
The shock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shock: A crippled gunman is sent on a mission of revenge. The light of faith: A soft-hearted thief steals a religious relic to cure a sick girl living in a boardinghouse
Outside the law ; Shadows( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
Mr. Wu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by his grandfather to adhere to the ancient laws of China, Mandarin Wu is a strict authoritarian. However, he is a doting father to his beautiful daughter Nang Ping. Nang Ping is to be married to a man of her father's choosing, a man she does not even know. But she falls in love with a dashing British visitor to China, Basil Gregory. Basil informs Nang Ping that he must return to Britain with his family, but she surprises him with the revelation that she carries his child. Wu learns of his daughter's dishonor and lets the ancient laws of China lead him relentlessly toward tragedy
Outside the law by Tod Browning( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Outside the law", Lon Chaney in a dual-role, stars as a kind-hearted Confucian and also as a murderous underworld figure. The two characters represent light and darkness, weighing upon the conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly, who must choose between them. In "Shadows", Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman who becomes involved in extortion
Outside the law by Tod Browning( Visual )

8 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in English and French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silent" Madden, a crook, and his daughter, Molly, are persuaded to reform by Chang Lo, a Confucian, but a frameup by gang leader, "Black Mike", sends Madden to prison. Molly returns to a life of crime and after stealing some jewels is captured by the police. Chang Lo gains her release by returning the stolen jewels
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The hunchback of Notre Dame
Alternative Names
Chaney Alonzo 1883-1930

Chaney, Leonidas 1883-1930

Chaney, Leonidas Frank, 1883-1930

Chaney, Leonides Frank 1883-1930

Chaney, Lon

Chaney, Lon Sr

Chaney, Lon Sr 1883-1930

Lon Chaney acteur américain

Lon Chaney actor estadounidense durante la era del cine mudo

Lon Chaney aktor amerykański

Lon Chaney attore statunitense

Lon Chaney senior US-amerikanischer Schauspieler der Stummfilmzeit; vorwiegend in Horrorfilmen zu sehen

Lon Chaney sr. Amerikaans acteur

The Man of a Thousand Faces 1883-1930

Λον Τσάνεϊ

Лон Чейні

Чейни, Лон

لان چنی بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

ロン・チェイニー

朗·钱尼

Languages
English (343)

French (6)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Covers
Lon Chaney : the man behind the thousand facesA thousand faces : Lon Chaney's unique artistry in motion picturesThe films of Lon ChaneyLon of 1000 facesLon Chaney's shadow : John Jeske and the Chaney mystiqueLon Chaney : the man of a thousand faces