Initial DVD releaseSeptember 30, 2003 CountryItaly
DirectorPaul Leni Duration LanguageItalian
Release date3 February 1966 (1966-02-03) Film seriesUniversal horror Film Series CastConrad Veidt (Gwynplaine), Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina Similar moviesStory by Victor Hugo, Conrad Veidt movies, Silent movies
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The Man Who Laughs (Italian: L'uomo che ride) is a 1966 Italian drama film based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.
In this version, the character of Gwynplaine is renamed Angelo (played by Jean Sorel). His disfigurement is represented as a single broad slash across his mouth, crude yet convincing. While he deals with this, he also falls for a beautiful girl named Dea. The story (which is attributed, in the movie credits, to the director, producer and others involved in making the film, but not to Victor Hugo) has the disfigured acrobat being seduced by a noblewoman and in so doing becomes a henchman for the Borgias. Meanwhile Dea miraculously acquires her eyesight and falls in love with a young nobleman. This nobleman is marked for death not just by Angelo's employers but by Angelo as well over the loss of Dea. Angelo's assassination attempt fails and he is mortally wounded. In the final scene the escaping Angelo staggers into a Leper Colony and falls dead.