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THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (L'Uomo che ride) (1966)

Directed by Sergio Corbucci Writing Credits Giuseppe Patroni Griffi ... (dialogue) A. Bertolotto ... (screenplay) A. Bertolotto ... (story) Sergio Corbucci ... (screenplay) (as S. Corbucci) Sergio Corbucci ... (story) (as S. Corbucci) Victor Hugo ... (novel: in italian version) (uncredited in italian version) (uncredited) A. Issaverdens ... (screenplay) A. Issaverdens ... (story) Luca Ronconi ... (screenplay) (as L. Ronconi) Luca Ronconi ... (story) (as L. Ronconi) Franco Rossetti ... (screenplay) (as F. Rosetti) Franco Rossetti ... (story) (as F. Rosetti) Filippo Sanjust ... (screenplay) (as F. Sanjust) Filippo Sanjust ... (story) (as F. Sanjust)Cast (in credits order) verified as complete Jean Sorel Jean Sorel ... Angelo Bello / Astorre Manfredi Lisa Gastoni Lisa Gastoni ... Lucrezia Borgia Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Dea Edmund Purdom Edmund Purdom ... Cesare Borgia Linda Sini Linda Sini ... Margherita Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Paolo Orsini (as Gianni Mussy) Nino Vingelli Nino Vingelli ... Ursus Gino Pernice Gino Pernice ... Galeazzo Ferdinando Poggi Ferdinando Poggi ... Umberto (as Fernando Poggi) Livia Contardi Livia Contardi Adriano Cornelli Adriano Cornelli ... Archimedes the Dwarf Pierre Clémenti Pierre Clémenti ... Orsini's Partisan (as Pierre Clement) John Bartha John Bartha ... Giovanni (as Jhon Bartha) Dom Moor Dom Moor ... Vandergris

In this version of the well-known film of the 1920s, the character of Gwynplaine is renamed Angelo. His disfigurement is represented by a single broad slash across his mouth; crude, yet convincing. While he deals with this, he also falls for a beautiful girl named Dea. The story has the disfigured acrobat being seduced by a noblewoman and, in so doing, becomes a henchman for the Borgias. Meanwhile, Dea miraculously acquires her eyesight and falls in love with a young nobleman. This nobleman is marked for death not just by Angelo's employers, but by Angelo as well because of the loss of Dea. 

Angelo è un acrobata che si esibisce con la cieca Dea in un circo ambulante all'epoca del potere di Cesare Borgia di cui, anche grazie all'intervento della sorella Lucrezia Borgia, diventa l'uomo di fiducia. Borgia sottopone l'uomo a un intervento di chirurgia plastica che gli rende il volto simile a quello di Astorre Manfredi, suo acerrimo nemico innamorato di Dea.

DVD-R has both Italian and obviously-dubbed English soundtracks with no subtitles. Approx. 93 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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