The Man Who Laughs (1966)

08/20/1966 (IT) Drama 1h 28m
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A 1966 French-Italian film version made in Italy, titled L'uomo che ride, directed by Sergio Corbucci. This version features elaborate colour photography but a very low production budget. The main action is shifted to Italy and moved yesterwards in time, with the deformed protagonist meeting Lucrezia Borgia instead of Queen Anne. In this version, Gwynplaine is renamed Angelo (played by Jean Sorel). His disfigurement is represented as a single broad slash across his mouth, crude yet convincing. The story (which is attributed, in the movie credits, to the director, producer and others involved in making the film, but not to Victor Hugo) is a swashbuckler pitting the disfigured acrobat against the henchmen of the Borgias. At the end, Dea (actress Lina Sini) miraculously acquires her eyesight and Angelo undergoes surgery that completely reverses his disfigurement and renders him perfectly handsome.

  1. Sergio Corbucci

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Victor Hugo

    Novel

  3. Franco Rossetti

    Screenplay

  4. A. Issaverdens

    Screenplay

  5. Filippo Sanjust

    Screenplay

  6. Luca Ronconi

    Screenplay

  7. A. Bertolotto

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean Sorel

    Jean Sorel

    Angelo Bello / Astorre Manfredi

  2. Lisa Gastoni

    Lisa Gastoni

    Lucrezia Borgia

  3. Ilaria Occhini

    Ilaria Occhini

    Dea

  4. Edmund Purdom

    Edmund Purdom

    Cesare Borgia

  5. Gino Pernice

    Gino Pernice

    Galeazzo

  6. Ferdinando Poggi

    Ferdinando Poggi

    Umberto

  7. Linda Sini

    Linda Sini

    Margherita

  8. Gianni Musy

    Gianni Musy

    Paolo Orsini

  9. Nino Vingelli

    Nino Vingelli

    Ursus

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The Man Who Laughs
The Man Who Laughs

Original Title L'uomo che ride

Status Released

Original Language Italian

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