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Movie-A-Day #238: Man of a Thousand Faces (1957).

August 26, 2011

Lon Chaney died on this date in 1930, bringing to an end his remarkable career as a special effects makeup maestro and the first horror film icon. The biopic “Man of a Thousand Faces,” starring James Cagney as Chaney, is kind of syrupy and maudlin, but it will have to do until a better film of his life comes along.

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