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The Man Who Laughs

  • 1966
  • Sergio Corbucci
  • 97 mins
  • X
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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

This is about as bad as a German expressionistic horror classic (from 1928) - oddly remade by one of the best spaghetti western directors - could be. Under Sergio Corbucci's surprisingly confused and unfocused eye Victor Hugo's macabre romance is shifted from England under King James II to 16th-century Italy. Jean Sorel is the man whose face has been tortured into a hideous fixed grin who becomes court assassin for effete Edmund Purdom's Cesare Borgia. Lisa Gastoni plays Lucrezia in a typically overblown product of its era - chintzy costumes, third-rate acting, over-operatic score and all badly dubbed into a pointless travesty.

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Credits

Cast

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Angelo / Astorre ManfrediJean Sorel
Lucrezia BorgiaLisa Gastoni
Cesare BorgiaEdmund Purdom
DeaIlaria Occhini
TBCLinda Sini

Crew

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DirectorSergio Corbucci

Details

Languages
Italian
Formats
Colour
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