The Unknown 

Story: A circus performer who appears to have no arms, but actually does, uses his faux handicap as an alibi to mask his criminal activity. The story is complicated by a love triangle involving him and two other circus performers.

Scenery: Pebble Beach scenes

Also of local interest: Carmel composer Mark Governor wrote an original musical score to accompany this silent film. It had its premiere performance at Carmel's Sunset Center on October 19th, 2017. 


  • Director: Tod Browning
  • Stars: Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney


  • Year: 1927
  • Studio: MGM
  • Film: B&W
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Sound: silent
  • Running time: 65 min.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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