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32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 25: The Unknown (1927)

Lon Chaney in The Unknown (1927)

Vincent Price was a true renaissance man. In addition to acting, he was a connoisseur of art and also of food. I believe we’ve discussed before the series of albums he released going over various world cuisines and providing recipes. Here, however, is a completely different sort of recipe: for a nice dish called “The Hand of Glory.”

For tonight’s feature, we go to 1927 and Tod Browning’s The Unknown. Here you have Lon Chaney as an armless knife thrower in a circus…one who has a secret. Again we get to see Chaney, the consummate chameleon and actor, in a role that is wonderfully odd and completely human. Enjoy.