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South West Silents presents: The Penalty (1920)

Dir: Wallace Worsley, 1920, USA, 90 mins, Cert: PG

Tue 30 October 2018 // 20:00

Tickets: £8 (full) / £7 (concession)

In a role that established him as one of the most dynamically terrifying performers of the silent era, Lon Chaney stars in The Penalty (1920), a grotesque thriller from director Wallace Worsley (The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor.

A special screening with a new digital restoration by Lobster Films, Paris with live piano accompaniment.


Online tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the film start time. In house box office opens 30 mins before film starts.

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