Man of a Thousand Faces


Man of a Thousand Faces Review

This dutiful biopic tells the life story of early screen legend Lon Chaney, from his deaf-mute parents to his Vaudeville acts to his crazy first wife to his fame in Hollywood to his death from cancer. The problem is that James Cagney, in the title role, doesn't have 1,000 faces. He has one face, and it isn't Lon Chaney. Reportedly this film plays it fast and loose with the facts, which is unfortunate, because getting some insight into the actor is really the only reason you'd want to watch the movie, apart from Dorothy Malone's nice performance as Chaney's nutjob of a first wife.

Man of a Thousand Faces

Facts and Figures

Run time: 122 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 1st October 1957

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: Universal International Pictures (UI)

Reviews 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Lon Chaney, as Cleva Creighton Chaney, as Hazel Bennet Chaney, Marjorie Rambeau as Gert, as Clarence Locan, as Irving Thalberg (as Robert J. Evans), as Mrs. Chaney, as Carrie Chaney, as Dr. J. Wilson Shields

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