Synopsis: The masterful Lon Chaney stars in these two classic silent films.
OUTSIDE THE LAW (1920, 75 min.): In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian philosophy, and Black Mike Sylva, a murderous rake of the San Francisco underworld. Like night and day, Ah Wing and Sylva are physical representations of the opposing factions of light and dark that weigh upon the moral conscience of the film's protagonist, Molly Madden (Priscilla Dean), who must choose between lives of crime and domesticity.
SHADOWS (1922, 68 min.): In one of the most challenging performances of his illustrious career, Chaney stars as a Chinese laundryman caught in a web of small-town jealousy and extortion.
Both films features new orchestral scores.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Production Year: 1922