Man of a Thousand Faces (13-Aug-1957)|
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writers: R. Wright Campbell; Ivan Goff; Ben Roberts; Ralph Wheelwright
Music: Frank Skinner
Producer: Robert Arthur
Keywords: Drama, Biography
||The Man on Chico and the Man
||Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island
||New York tough guy
||The Kid Stays In The Picture
||Out of the Past
||Written on the Wind
||The Primrose Path
||Arnold Slocum on Trapper John, M.D.
||Jeff Spencer on 77 Sunset Strip
|James Cagney|| ... Lon Chaney|
|Dorothy Malone|| ... Cleva Creighton Chaney|
|Jane Greer|| ... Hazel Bennet Chaney|
|Marjorie Rambeau|| ... Gert|
|Jim Backus|| ... Clarence Locan|
|Robert Evans|| ... Irving Thalberg|
|Celia Lovsky|| ... Mrs. Chaney|
|Jeanne Cagney|| ... Carrie Chaney|
|Jack Albertson|| ... Dr. J. Wilson Shields|
|Roger Smith|| ... Creighton Chaney (at 21)|
|Simon Scott|| ... Carl Hastings|
|Clarence Kolb|| ... Himself|
|Danny Beck|| ... Max Dill|
|Robert Lyden|| ... Creighton Chaney (at 13)|
|Rickie Sorensen|| ... Creighton Chaney (at 8)|
|Dennis Rush|| ... Creighton Chaney (at 4)|
|Nolan Leary|| ... Pa Chaney|
|Phil Van Zandt|| ... George Loane Tucker|
|Hank Mann|| ... Comedy Waiter|
|Snub Pollard|| ... Comedy Waiter|
Review by john levin (posted on 21-May-2007)
This film sums up Cagney's career. It displays his versatility as a dramatic and comedic actor.It also allows us to see him dance one last time.
He is given excellent support from Celia Lovsky as his mother and from the underrated Jane Greer who plays his second wife with a great deal of warmth. This from the ultimate betrayer she so ably portrayed in Out of the past.
Great support also from Marjorie Rambeau who plays an elderly bit player in the grand manner.
A very touching and lovely film that remains my favorite after 50 years!
Review by John W Levin (posted on 8-May-2007)
I saw this film when it was released and proceeded to follow it from one theatre to another for a total of thirteen viewings. I was eleven then. Fifty years later I still maintain it was the BEST film I've ever seen.
Cagney gets to show many facets of his screen persona including a multitude of moods and dance steps. He's given great support by Jane Greer who plays his second wife and by Marjorie Rambeau in her last role as a grand bit player.
A remarkably touching and outstanding biopic.
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