A thousand faces still lurking in November! The Chaney Blogathon is coming soon!

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The incomparable Fritzi of Movies Silently and I are so THRILLED at the turn out so far for our Chaney shingdig in November. And we can’t wait to see it all come to life like Henry Frankenstein’s creation on that slab. Speaking for myself I’ve already shouted to the lightening permeated skies and bayed at the full moon with great ‘fangs’, I mean ‘thanks’… to everyone joining us!!!

But you know… there’s still films and television serials up for grabs, so don’t be shy, listen to the sound of my voice, you’re getting anxious, you’re getting excited, you’re ready to pick one of these fantastic unclaimed works by one or both of the great Chaneys!!!!

The makers of this post & The Last Drive In are not responsible for those of you susceptible to hypnosis -who find themselves walking into walls, or late nite raids on the refrigerator…. thank you- the staff at The Last Drive In (meaning me)

  • When do we swing from the bell tower, chandeliers and stalk by the full moonNovember 15th – November 18

  • Have a question Leave a comment or contact either me ephemera.jo@gmail.com or Movies Silently

And say… don’t forget to grab one of the fabulous banners for the Chaney Blogathon in November!

Just look at these terrific unclaimed performances just waiting to be written about! There’s more at IMDb!

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Dracula Vs Frankenstein  1971

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The Female Bunch 1971

The Female Bunch Lon Chaney Jr

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans 1957

Lon Chaney Jr Hawkeye

Hillbillys in A Haunted House 1967

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The Devil’s Messenger 1961

Lon Chaney Jr in The Devil's Messenger poster

House of the Black Death ’65 or Blood of the Devil Man

Blood of the Man Devil

Witchcraft 1964

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The Haunted Palace 1963

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The Haunted Palace Lon Chaney Jr

The Alligator People 1959

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The Alligator People poster

13 Demon Street 1959 television anthology show

Gallery of Horrors ’67

Tv westerns of the 60s-Have Gun Will Travel, Rawhide, The Rifleman, Wagon Train

The Red Skelton Hour

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Mr Wu (1927)

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Flesh and Blood 1922

Lon Chaney Flesh & Blood poster

Shadows 1922

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The Road to Mandalay 1926

The Road to Mandalay

Mockery (1927)

Lon Chaney in Mockery poster

Where East is East (1929)

Where East is East

The Blackbird 1926

While The City Sleeps 1928

The Wicked Darling 1919

Thunder ’29

The Tower of Lies (1925)

A Blind Bargain 1922

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1923

The Miracle Man 1919

While Paris Sleeps 1923

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The Film Score Freak Recognizes: ☆ ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’ It’s Lon Chaney’s Birthday April 1st

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Lon Chaney Sr. (Leonidas Chaney) April 1 1883- August 26 1930

The Film Score Freak wants to pay tribute to The Man of a Thousand Faces, the inimitable Lon Chaney Sr. who’s evocative style of physical performance, volatile and poignant, effusive, penetrating and always sublime characterizations created some of the most memorable roles in cinematic history.

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, we here at The Last Drive In wish you never get slapped, never to be unknown, never to be in the shadows or swing from a bell unless you’re ringing it for joy, to keep your wonderful face unmasked and the music playing til the ends of time, no matter how many thumbs or arms or legs you have, or whatever unholy mischief you might be up to, we adore you forever from here to Zanzibar….

My song ‘Passing/Arriving’ appears on my lo-fi album The Amber Session, you can visit my official site at Ephemera 

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as Paul Beamont or HE in He Who Gets Slapped 1924
Laugh, Clown, Laugh with Loretta Young
as Tito in Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) with Loretta Young
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Alonzo in The Unknown 1927 with Joan Crawford
Lon Chaney as The Phantom
Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera 1925
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Lon Chaney as Chinese Immigrant Yen Sin in Shadows (1922)
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as Professor Edward C. Burke in London After Midnight 1927
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923
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Chaney in and out of his costume as The Frog for The Miracle Man 1919
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as Blizzard in The Penalty 1920 with Ethel Terry
The Shock
as Wilse Dilling in The Shock 1923
The Unholy 3 (1930)
Echo – The Ventriloquist in The Unholy Three 1930
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Phroso in West of Zanzibar 1928
The Unknown with Joan Crawford
Alfonso in The Unknown with Joan Crawford

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney-With love to a man of many monsters from a MonsterGirl

Postcards From Shadowland’s Big Fat No.10

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Alexandra Schmidt in ‘Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness’ (1929)
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Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s brilliant satire- All About Eve (1950) starring the inimitable Bette Davis as Margo Channing and Ann Baxter as the cunning Eve Harrington.
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Director Lewis Milestone’s All’s Quiet on the Western Front-(1930) starring Lew Ayres
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Otto Preminger’s riveting court room noir Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece about the great Russian naval mutiny.
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Jule’s Dassin’s brutal noir masterpiece Brute Force (1947)
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Richard Brooks adaptation of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca 1940
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Orson Welles’ film classic Touch of Evil (1958)
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William Dieterle’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
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Henry Hathaway’s disturbing noir classic Kiss of Death 1947
Laura
Otto Preminger’s quintessential noir Laura (1944)
Lee Remick in Experiment in Terror 1960
Blake Edwards Experiment in Terror 1960
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Bert I. Gordon’s Earth Vs The Spider 1958
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Lambert Hillyer’s understated yet powerfully erotic horror classic Dracula’s Daughter 1936
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s taut and thought provoking social noir No Way Out 1950
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Mervyn LeRoy’s gangster odyssey Little Caesar 1931
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Robert Wise’s Science Fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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Reginald Beck and Anthony Bushell’s suspenseful The Long Dark Hall 1951
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Herbert Brenon’s beautiful Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928
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Fritz Lang’s notorious psychological thriller M (1931)
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Otto Preminger’s noir masterpiece about addiction The Man with the Golden Arm 1955
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Nathan Juran’s iconic 50s campy sci-fi romp Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
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Anthony Mann’s noir classic Raw Deal (1948)
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Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s surreal and transcendent Mother Joan of the Angels 1961
Nancy Kelly in The Bad Seed
Mervyn LeRoy’s naughty tale about a child psychopath. The Bad Seed (1956)
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Samuel Fuller’s irreverent noir gem The Naked Kiss (1964)
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Carol Reed’s intense noir thriller Odd Man Out (1947)
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Billy Wilder’s iconic film noir masterwork of grand proportions Sunset Blvd (1950)
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Jean Cocteau’s stunning Orpheus (1950) Orphée
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Jacques Tourneur’s hauntingly mesmerizing noir Out of the Past (1947)
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Joseph E. Lewis Gun Crazy or Deadly is the Female (1950)
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George Steven’s sadness and joyful Penny Serenade (1941)
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James Whale’s campy take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1931
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Edgar G. Ulmer’s sadistic and transgressive journey into horror The Black Cat 1934
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Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterful vision of quiet uncanny horror Vampyr (1932)
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Joseph Losey’s titillating noir The Prowler ((1951)
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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliantly chilling Les-Diaboliques-1955
Seance
Bryan Forbes’ compelling suspense thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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Buster Keaton’s fantastic Seven Chances (1925)
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Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s SCARFACE (1932)
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William Beaudine’s haunting Sparrows (1926)
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James Whales even campier and finest work The Bride of Frankenstein 1935
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Elia Kazan’s volatile theme of desolation and passion based on Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
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some more divine SUNSET BOULEVARD 1950
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Samuel Fuller’s edgy Shock Corridor (1963)
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Jame’s Whale’s The Old Dark House 1932
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Nicholas Ray’s incredibly beautiful film noir journey They Live By Night (1948)
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Robert Wise’s uncompromising ghost story adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting (1963)
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Raoul Walsh’s iconic crime thriller White Heat (1949)