Tod Browning's THE UNKNOWN


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Oct 24, 2023 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent
Dir. Tod Browning
Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 PM
with live accompaniment by Ben Model
$17 Public | $12 Members
Lon Chaney stars as the Great Alonzo, a supposedly armless knife-thrower with a secret or two, including his love for Nanon (Joan Crawford), his assistant, who is possessed by a phobia of men’s upper extremities. Considered to be Tod Browning’s crowning achievement and one of the premier works of the silent era, The Unknown is a hallucinatory parable of pent-up passions run amok that unfurls with delirious, brute-force momentum until the very last moment—as strange and haunting today as it was nearly a century ago. (USA, 1927, 66 mins, English | Dir. Tod Browning)