The Man Who Laughs (1928 film)

1928 silent film by Paul Leni

The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 film about a proud noble who refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690. He is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

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Directed by Paul Leni. Written by J. Grubb Alexander, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

DialogueEdit

Lord Clancharlie: I came back to find my little son. What have you done with him?
King James II: By our grace he is still alive, and quite well, I believe. A Comprachico surgeon carved a grin upon his face so he might laugh forever at his fool of a father.

Ursus: [looking at the baby] Blind![sees Gwynplaine grinning] Stop laughing! Stop laughing I say!
Gwynplaine: I'm not laughing!
Ursus: Comprachicos!

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