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Rating: 7 stars


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Seen on: 12/12/2018

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The Penalty (1920)

Directed by Wallace Worsley

Crime | Thriller | Drama

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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


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

Viewing Notes

Technically watched this but kept closing my eyes while still being awake. Not the best way to watch a silent film! I need to rewatch at some point.


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