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The Unknown (1927)


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Unknown (1927)

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63 min (USA)  4 June 1927 (USA)

Library synopsis: [En] Based on a story on himself, the film features as Alonzo the Armless Wonder, a circus artiste who uses his feet to perform a knife-throwing act. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult stars: , , ,

Cult relevance index:  6.9 / 10

Note:  Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2004, Nominated, Saturn Award, Best DVD Collection, for “The Collection”.  |  Satellite Awards, 2004 Nominated, Golden Satellite Award, Best Classic DVD Release, for “The  Collection”.  |  Director loosely based the story on a real event of his circus days, where a man has masqueraded as an acrobat to evade the police.

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Essential inner links and references

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Horror [UK / 1996] (bk)  |  Il Cinema Northern [Italy / 1996] (bk)  |   Cine Fantástico y de Terror Alemán (1913-1927) [Spain / 2002] (bk)  |  Mad Doctors, Monsters and Mummies [UK / 1991] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 9 - July 1964] (mg)  |  Monster Memories [USA / Nr. 1 - January 1993] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 16 - October 1977](fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 120 - Le Gothique a L'Anglo-Saxonne] (fz)

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Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 2 - Nr. 5 - February 1972] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 22 - July 1973] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 3 - December 1972] (fz)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 27 - 1998] (mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 17 - 1996] (mg)  |  Cult Movies [USA / Nr. 15 - 1996] (mg)

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CertificationAustralia:PG / UK:PG / USA:Unrated
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Release dateUSA 4 June 1927 | Finland 23 April 1928 | Portugal 13 February 1929 | France 19 June 2002 (re-release)
Also known asAlonzo the Armless USA (working title) | Az ismeretlen Hungary | Demon cyrku Poland | Den ukjendte Norway | Der Mann ohne Hände Austria | Der Unbekannte Austria | Garras humanas Spain | Kädetön Alfonso Finland | L'inconnu France | Lo sconosciuto Italy | O Homem Sem Braços Portugal | O Monstro do Circo Brazil | O anthropos horis heria Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | The Unknown - Der Unbekannte Germany
Filming locationsUSA
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.; 27 June 1927; LP24123 | Filming Dates: 7 February 1927 - 19 March 1927 | Budget: $ 217.000 (estimated)
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Distribution companyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (1927) (USA) (theatrical) | Warner Home Video (2003) (USA) (DVD) | Network Enterprises (USA) (VHS) | Warner Home Video (2005) (USA) (DVD) | Free-TV: hr 06.05.2001 (Germany)
RuntimeUSA: 63 min (23 fps) | UK: 49 min (BFI print) | USA: 49 min (alternate version)
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Silent | Color: Black and White | Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1 | Film length (metres): 1681.58 m (6 reels) (copyrighted at 7 reels) | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm

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