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FULL SYNOPSIS

One of the rare American films directed by Danish auteur Benjamin Christensen, Mockery stars Lon Chaney Sr. as a half-witted Russian peasant. On the verge of starvation, Chaney is hired to guide a beautiful countess (Barbara Bedford) through the treacherous Siberian wastes. Once he arrives at the countess' home territory, Chaney is swept up by the Bolshevik movement. He comes to despise the aristocracy in general and the countess in particular, but the young woman's kindness towards him weakens his revolutionary resolve. Long thought lost, Mockery was rediscovered and preserved in the mid-1970s; the film was based on a story by Stig Esbern. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 13, 1927

Cast

Lon Chaney
as Sergei
Ricardo Cortez
as Dimitri
Barbara Bedford
as Tatiana
Mack Swain
as Mr. Gaidaroff
Emily Fitzroy
as Mrs. Gaidaroff
Johnny Mack Brown
as Officer at table

Crew

Benjamin Christensen
Director
Erich Pommer
Producer
Benjamin Christensen
Screenwriter
Merritt B. Gerstad
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
Production Designer
Alexander Toluboff
Art Director
Alexander Toluboff
Set Designer
Cedric Gibbons
Set Designer
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