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List of the best Lon Chaney, Sr. movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Lon Chaney, Sr.'s highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Lon Chaney, Sr. movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Lon Chaney, Sr. movies will be at the top of the list. Lon Chaney, Sr. has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Lon Chaney, Sr. movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Lon Chaney, Sr. films to end the squabble once and for all.

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The Unknown Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival ...more

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 silent film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon and produced and released through MGM Studios. The film is based on the ...more

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The Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. ...more

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The Penalty Lon Chaney, Kenneth Harlan, Claire Adams The Penalty is an American crime film starring Lon Chaney and originally released in 1920. The movie was directed by Wallace Worsley, and written by Philip Lonergan and Charles Kenyon, based ...more

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West of Zanzibar Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan West of Zanzibar is a 1928 American silent film directed by Tod Browning about the vengefulness of a cuckolded magician paralyzed in a brawl with his rival. The supporting cast includes Mary ...more

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He Who Gets Slapped Bela Lugosi, Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney He Who Gets Slapped is a 1924 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, and John Gilbert, and directed by Victor Sjöström. The film is based on the Russian play ...more

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The Unholy Three Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, John Miljan The Unholy Three is a 1930 American melodrama involving a crime spree, directed by Jack Conway and starring Lon Chaney. The film is a remake of the 1925 film of the same name, with both movies ...more

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth ...more

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Tell It to the Marines Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman Tell It to the Marines is a 1926 silent movie starring Lon Chaney, William Haines and Eleanor Boardman, and directed by George W. Hill. The film follows a Marine recruit and the sergeant who ...more

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The Blackbird Lon Chaney, Owen Moore The Blackbird is a 1926 drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. In April 2012 the film became available on DVD from the Warner Archive collection.

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Where East Is East Lon Chaney, Lupe Vélez, Duke Kahanamoku Where East Is East, is a 1929 silent movie starring Lon Chaney as an animal trapper in Laos. The picture is Chaney's penultimate silent film and the last of his collaborations with director Tod ...more

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The Ace of Hearts Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther The Ace of Hearts is a 1921 American crime drama film produced and directed by Wallace Worsley. The screenplay by Ruth Wightman is based on the pulp novel The Purple Mask by Gouverneur Morris. ...more

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The Monster Lon Chaney, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead The Monster is a 1925 silent comedy horror directed by Roland West, based on the play by Crane Wilbur, and starring Lon Chaney and Johnny Arthur, and is remembered as an antecedental Old Dark ...more

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The Unholy Three Lon Chaney, Victor McLaglen, Mae Busch The Unholy Three is a 1925 American silent film involving a crime spree, directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. The film was remade in 1930 as a talkie. In both the 1925 and the 1930 ...more

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London After Midnight Lon Chaney, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall London After Midnight was a 1927 American silent mystery film with horror overtones distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was based on the short story "The Hypnotist" by Tod ...more

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The Shock Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Walter Long The Shock is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Lon Chaney as a cripple named Wilse Dilling. The film was based on a story by William Dudley Pelley. This ...more

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The Miracle Man Lon Chaney, Thomas Meighan, Betty Compson The Miracle Man is a 1919 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney and based on a 1914 play by George M. Cohan, which in turn is based on the novel of the same title by Frank L. Packard. ...more

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Oliver Twist Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, Carl Stockdale Oliver Twist is a 1922 silent film adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist featuring Lon Chaney as Fagin and Jackie Coogan as Oliver. Directed by Frank Lloyd.

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The Trap Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney, Jr. The Trap is a 1922 American silent film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Robert Thornby, and released by Universal Pictures. The movie was released in the United Kingdom under the title Heart of ...more

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Mockery Lon Chaney, Johnny Mack Brown, Ricardo Cortez Mockery is an American film about the Russian Revolution starring Lon Chaney. The movie was the second film made in Hollywood by Danish director Benjamin Christensen and stars Chaney as a ...more

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Mr. Wu Lon Chaney, Anna May Wong, Renée Adorée Mr. Wu is a 1927 silent movie starring Lon Chaney as a Chinese patriarch who tries to exact revenge on the Englishman who seduced his daughter. The supporting cast includes Anna May Wong.

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By the Sun's Rays Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie By the Sun's Rays is a 1914 American silent Western film featuring Lon Chaney. The film is now considered to be Chaney's earliest film that has survived.

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Nomads of the North Lon Chaney, Lewis Stone, Betty Blythe Nomads of the North is a 1920 American film featuring Lon Chaney and Lewis Stone. A Canadian Mountie allows an innocent fugitive to escape with the woman he loves. The film is based on the 1919 ...more

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Shadows Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, John St. Polis Shadows is a dramatic 1922 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford and John St. Polis. Shadows is a tale of deception, sacrifice and humility by a gentle Chinese ...more

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Bird of Paradise Lon Chaney, Jr., Dolores del Río Bird of Paradise is a 1932 American romantic adventure drama film directed by King Vidor, starring Dolores del Río and Joel McCrea. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. In 1960, the ...more

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The False Faces Lon Chaney, Henry B. Walthall, Stanley Ridges The False Faces is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Irvin Willat from the novel by Louis Joseph Vance and starring Henry B. Walthall as Michael Lanyard, the "Lone Wolf," ...more

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Bits of Life Lon Chaney, Anna May Wong, Noah Beery Bits of Life is a 1921 American film produced, written, and directed by Marshall Neilan. The film is notable as the first anthology film. The cast included Lon Chaney and Noah Beery, Sr. For her ...more

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One Week Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely One Week is a 1920 American short comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton, the first film to be released made by Keaton on his own; Keaton had worked with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ...more

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While the City Sleeps Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Mae Busch While the City Sleeps, is a 1928 silent film, about a tough New York City police detective, played by Lon Chaney, out to get a murdering gangster. The film was directed by Jack Conway, and ...more

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Outside the Law Lon Chaney, Wheeler Oakman, Priscilla Dean Outside the Law is a 1920 American crime film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Browning would remake the film in 1930. Outside the Law is considered to be one of the first ...more

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The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin Lon Chaney, Elmo Lincoln, Harry von Meter The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin was a 1918 silent war propaganda melodrama film written, directed and starring Rupert Julian. The film's supporting cast included Elmo Lincoln, Nigel De Brulier ...more

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Victory Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Gertrude Astor Victory is a surviving 1919 American film directed by Maurice Tourneur, starring Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Lon Chaney, and Wallace Beery. The movie is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Joseph ...more

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Her Grave Mistake Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie, Agnes Vernon Her Grave Mistake is a 1914 silent Western film featuring Lon Chaney. The film is now considered to be lost.

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Accusing Evidence Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie Accusing Evidence is a 1916 American silent Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Lon Chaney.

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The Empty Gun Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse The Empty Gun is a 1917 American silent Western film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney

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Riddle Gawne Lon Chaney, William S. Hart, Gretchen Lederer Riddle Gawne is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by William S. Hart and Lambert Hillyer and featuring Lon Chaney. Considered lost for decades, one of the five reels was found to have ...more

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A Ranch Romance Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie, Agnes Vernon A Ranch Romance is a 1914 American silent Western film featuring Lon Chaney. The film is now considered to be lost.

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A Miner's Romance Lon Chaney, Murdock MacQuarrie, Agnes Vernon A Miner's Romance is a 1914 American silent Western film featuring Lon Chaney. The film is now considered to be lost.

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A Blind Bargain Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Raymond McKee A Blind Bargain was a 1922 American silent horror film starring Lon Chaney and Raymond McKee, released through Goldwyn Pictures. The film was directed by Wallace Worsley and is based on Barry ...more

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The Desert Breed Lon Chaney, Pauline Bush The Desert Breed is a 1915 American silent Western film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney. It is now considered to be a lost film.

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The Tower of Lies Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney, William Haines The Tower of Lies was an American silent drama film directed by Victor Sjöström based upon Selma Lagerlöf's novel The Emperor of Portugallia. Released one year after He Who Gets ...more

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The Mark of Cain Lon Chaney, Dorothy Phillips, Gretchen Lederer The Mark of Cain is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and starring Lon Chaney.

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The Grand Passion Lon Chaney, Dorothy Phillips The Grand Passion is a 1918 American silent Western film directed by Ida May Park and starring Lon Chaney.

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Thunder Lon Chaney, Phyllis Haver, James Murray Thunder is a 1929 American silent melodrama film starring Lon Chaney and directed by William Nigh. The film has no audible dialogue but featured a synchronized musical score and sound effects. ...more

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The Road to Mandalay Lon Chaney, Lois Moran The Road to Mandalay is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney. Originally a 7 reel feature, the film was considered lost until the 1970s when an ...more

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While Paris Sleeps Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland While Paris Sleeps is a film based on the novel The Glory of Love by Leslie Beresford, directed by Maurice Tourneur, and starring Lon Chaney and John Gilbert. The film is believed to be lost.

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The Measure of a Man Lon Chaney, Pauline Bush The Measure of a Man is a 1915 silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney.

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Stronger Than Death Lon Chaney, Louise Lovely Stronger Than Death is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney. The film is notable for featuring two expatriate Australian actors together in the ...more

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The Next Corner Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Dorothy Mackaill The Next Corner was a 1924 American silent romantic melodrama directed by Sam Wood. The film starred Dorothy Mackaill and Lon Chaney. Based on the romance novel of the same name by Kate Jordan, ...more

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The Price of Silence Lon Chaney, Dorothy Phillips The Price of Silence is a 1916 silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and starring Lon Chaney.