Sometimes, I feel like a mother with a particularly picky child.
“Just try a few minutes of a silent movie.”
“No! I’ll hate it! It’s icky!”
“Just a little.”
“No, no, no!!!!”
If you have seen silent movies and don’t like them, well, that’s the way it crumbles, cookie-wise. But if you have seen nary a one and yet still have an opinion? Oh, honey, no.
Lon Chaney knows exactly how to get what he wants in The Monster. The heroes don’t want to see the, heh heh heh, room he has prepared? He doesn’t rely on threats. He simply insists that they take a look. (You can read my review of the movie here.)
Don’t be surprised if a take up a silver cigarette holder (even though I do not smoke) and repeat this line at my next movie night.
Availability: Available on DVD from Warner Archive.