Up until recently i hadn’t Watch many james cagney movie online. And the ones i had seen, didn’t give me the impression that he had a lot of range. “man of a thousand faces” is the second film in a row of his i have seen recently that has made me feel i was completely wrong about him. he was a man with a lot of talent, that this film takes full advantage of. Cagney plays lon chaney, a silent film star, who i hadn’t previously heard of and didn’t get the chance to free download the movie. The movie is very sad and touching and one that many film classic lovers will enjoy.
A superb hit in its day Man of a Thousand Faces is the extraordinary story of Lon Chaney Snr one of the greatest early actors of the Silent Era that could effortlessly transform into any character. James Cagney does a great job with the role but in my opinion doesn’t overly look like Lon Chaney did. However his story from stage to film is an interesting one. Lon Chaney made some extraordinary films & became so many characters. He was so good at his roles that if he attended a Hollywood party no one knew him since his characters where so convincing.