Lon Chaney plays a heartbroken anarchist in this incredibly curious tale of terrorism and unrequited love. The suits apparently wanted to have their cake and eat it to: a torn-from-the-headlines political story without any actual politics.
Chaney and Leatrice Joy do what they can with the material and it’s definitely worth watching for fans but its somewhat wimpy approach to the material does not do it any favors. Nor does Lon Chaney’s hair.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Chaney blows up the rest of the secret society so that Joy can escape with her true love.
If it were a dessert it would be: Cake Mix Biscotti. Definitely a compromise but I wouldn’t say no to it.
Availability: Released on DVD as part of The Lon Chaney Collection.