Laugh, Clown, Laugh

USA | 1928 | 73min | PG


Produced by the prestigious MGM, LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH features Lon Chaney as Tito the travelling, tight-rope walking clown.

Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Lon Chaney Sr., Loretta Young, Nils Asther



Established as Silent Sundays by founding programmer Eric Veillette in 2009, Silent Revue is Toronto’s only year-round film series dedicated to silent cinema. Monthly screenings (more…)



Circus Dreams continues with one of the most iconic clown films of all time—LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH. Starring the Master of Disguise—Lon Chaney—LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH is key masterwork in Chaney’s filmography.

Having found a young child abandoned, Tito raises the girl as his own daughter. But when Simonetta (a fourteen-year-old Loretta Young in one of her earliest roles) falls in love with a rapscallion of a rich and spoiled Count—played to roguish perfection by Nils Asther—Tito must confront his conflicted romantic feelings for the woman he raised from infancy. With a broken heart and perched high above the circus ring, Tito walks a tightrope to tragedy and despair. – ALICIA FLETCHER

Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher.

Live accompaniment by Jordan Klapman.

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General Admission: $15
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $12
Silver Members: $11
Gold Members: FREE

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