Nomads of the North / The Shock
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 30, 2002
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Lewis Stone & Lon Chaney|
Two silent films starring legend of the silent era Lon Chaney are compiled here. In NOMADS OF THE NORTH, Chaney plays a man who is lost in the wilderness. While he is lost, a villainous man tries to get Chaney's innocent lady love, who owes him money, to wed his son in lieu of payment. THE SHOCK is a silent classic about a gang of criminals who send a cripple on a mission to expose a crooked banker.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Lon Chaney, one of the most gifted and versatile actors of the silent era, headlines this exciting double bill of action classics. In "Nomads of the North" (1920, 77 min.), three men vie for the love of beautiful Nanette Roland while the majestic north woods become the site for murder, a manhunt, and a raging forest fire. Chaney plays Nanette's true love, Raoul Challoner, who arrives to stop her forced marriage. An accidental death sends the couple fleeing to the north, where lawman Corporal O'Connor (Lewis Stone) doggedly pursues them--and the mayhem begins. Then, Chaney portrays dope-peddling, safecracking, handicapped hoodlum Wilse Dilling in "The Shock" (1923, 89 min.), a gripping gangster yarn. Dragging himself from the darkness of Chinatown to the redemptive sunlight of the countryside, Dilling turns away from his life of crime but finds himself pulled back when the father of the woman he loves is blackmailed. Drawn into a whirlpool of vice and intrigue, Dilling fights to retain his humanity as the film careens to a spectacular, earth-shaking climax.
Crime | Gangsters | Romance | Silent | Silent Cinema | Silent Films
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