He Who Gets Slapped

Victor as Victor Seastrom Sjostrom (director, screenwriter)
Leonid Andreyev (play)
Carey Wilson, Marian Ainslee (screenwriters)
Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1924. Vintage publicity photograph for the 1924 film showing star John Gilbert relaxing with a book at his home. With a mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1914 Russian play by Leonid Andreyev, first published in English in 1922.

The first film put into production under the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the first to feature Leo the Lion, although it was not the first film released by the studio. The second film directed by Sjostrom, known as "the father of Swedish cinema," after his move to Hollywood at the behest of Louis B. Mayer, and a breakthrough picture for him, as well as stars Chaney, Shearer, and Gilbert.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus.

[Book #137171]