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    While the City Sleeps (MGM, 1928). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). When he wasn't laboring under heavy makeup, Lon Chaney was usually playing a tough guy of one sort or another. In this melodrama, Chaney plays a gritty cop who helps a girl escape a gangster who wants her killed because she knows too much. This film is one of the earliest of the gangster films which, in the next decade, would become a staple at the Warner Brothers lot with the likes of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney. Lon Chaney was one of the true legends of the silent cinema, whose films will always be remembered. Fine+ with minimal restoration.

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    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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