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Auction History Result

Lot #: 055 PENALTY ('20) linen 1sheet

Date Sold 12/9/1991
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Appears in Hollywood Posters 2
Only $60

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An Original Vintage Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh) (Learn More)

The Penalty, the 1920 Wallace Worsley silent romantic love triangle doctor amputation crime revenge thriller (this is among the most bizarre of Lon Chaney's movies, and if you have seen several of them, then you know that is saying a lot!; Tod Browning did not write or direct this movie, surely because he was working at Universal at this time, and this was an MGM movie, but it is very similar to the Browning/Chaney movies; Chaney became sick as a boy, and a doctor amputated his legs needlessly, thinking it was necessary to save the boy's life; when he grows up, he becomes a legless criminal kingpin, and he wants revenge on the doctor, and when the doctor's daughter, who is a sculptress, advertises for someone to pose for her bust of Satan, he applies, and he kidnaps her and tries to force the doctor to operate on her fiance, removing his legs, and grafting them onto Chaney's legless stumps!; there are more twists and turns to the plot, but you should see it for yourself!) starring Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney Sr., and Ethel Grey Terry. Note that in filming this movie, Chaney had his calves strapped to his thighs, and that allowed him to appear legless (with two wooden buckets strapped over his "stumps"), but this was very painful and he could only endure it for short amounts of time, and it caused permanent damage to his leg muscles (Jose Ferrer would do the same thing many years later when playing Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge). Most people agree it is one of Chaney's very finest performances!
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