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shudder black and white silent film amputation revenge murder san francisco

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Seen on: 12/12/2018

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The Penalty (1920)

Directed by Wallace Worsley

Crime | Thriller | Drama

Most recently watched by KitchenSink

Overview

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were perhaps needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld. Out for revenge against the surgeon who performed his operation, he undergoes brain surgery which has a chance of altering his anti-social behavior.

Length 90 minutes

Actors

Clarence Wilson | Edouard Trebaol | Lee Phelps | Madlaine Traverse | Cesare Gravina | Montgomery Carlyle | Kenneth Harlan | Ethel Grey Terry | Milton Ross | Jim Mason | Lon Chaney | Claire Adams | Doris Pawn | Charles Clary

Viewing Notes

Technically watched this but kept nodding off so I’m going to have to attempt it again when I’m less tired. Leaving this here as a placeholder.

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