Silent Movie THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6 – $7
THE SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA PRESENTS THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
See the iconic silent movie, accompanied by acclaimed organist Ron Carter LIVE on the Carolina Theatre’s Robert Morton Pipe Organ! Original to the Carolina’s opening night in 1927, the organ is the only remaining Robert Morton Pipe Organ in the state.
ABOUT THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Conrad Veidt stars as Gwynplaine, a nobleman’s son who is kidnapped by a political enemy and then mutilated by a gypsy “surgeon” who carves a monstrous smile upon his face. Finding shelter in a traveling freakshow, he falls in love with a blind girl (Mary Philbin), the one person who cannot be repulsed by his appearance. As years pass, the hand of fate draws Gwynplaine back into the world of political intrigue. He becomes the plaything of a jaded duchess (Olga Baclanova), and his enemies renew their efforts to control him. (1928, Not Rated, 1 hour and 50 minutes.)