Mockery

Mockery

Director: Benjamin Christensen

Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Lon Chaney, Ricardo Cortez, Barbara Bedford

     
 
One of the rare American films directed by Danish auteur Benjamin Christensen, Mockery stars Lon Chaney Sr. as a half-witted Russian peasant. On the verge of starvation, Chaney is hired to guide a beautiful countess (Barbara Bedford) through the treacherous Siberian wastes. Once he arrives at the countess' home territory, Chaney is swept up by the

Overview

One of the rare American films directed by Danish auteur Benjamin Christensen, Mockery stars Lon Chaney Sr. as a half-witted Russian peasant. On the verge of starvation, Chaney is hired to guide a beautiful countess (Barbara Bedford) through the treacherous Siberian wastes. Once he arrives at the countess' home territory, Chaney is swept up by the Bolshevik movement. He comes to despise the aristocracy in general and the countess in particular, but the young woman's kindness towards him weakens his revolutionary resolve. Long thought lost, Mockery was rediscovered and preserved in the mid-1970s; the film was based on a story by Stig Esbern.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2010
UPC:
0883316288122
Original Release:
1927
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:15:00
Sales rank:
75,341

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