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Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||New York premiere: 27 Apr 1928|
|Release Date:||1928||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:|
|Sound:||Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects), Silent||Production Co:||Universal Pictures|
|Duration(mins):||not available||Country:||United States|