Where East Is East

views updated

Where East Is East ★★½ 1929

In Indochina a badly scarred trapper (Chaney) lives with his daughter (Velez) and sells wild animals to circuses. Velez falls in love with a circus owner's son but finds out her own mother, seeking revenge on her ex-husband, trying to seduce the young man. A gorilla figures in the plot as well. Chaney's makeup, which contributed to his “Man of a Thousand Faces” nickname, highlights a contrived movie. 140m/ B VHS . Lon Chaney Sr., Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes; D: Tod Browning.

About this article

Where East Is East

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article