Lon Chaney plays a ventriloquist-turned-criminal mastermind who robs from the rich with help from his sideshow pals. Just as bonkers and just as much fun as you might imagine.
The direction by Tod Browning is surprisingly sterile given the subject matter but Chaney and the rest of the cast, particularly Mae Busch, really pull out all the stops and make this one memorable.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Chaney sacrifices himself, confessing to his crimes returning to the sideshow so that Busch can marry a nice guy.
If it were a dessert it would be: Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes with Golden Oreos. Busy and slightly wacky, which is why it works.
Availability: Released on DVD.
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