the penalty

the penalty

Lon Chaney in The Penalty

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These videos are created for referential purposes to the original work and are not profitable in any way. No copyright infringement intended. http://mubi.com/lists/masters-of-the-silent-era-feature-films http://mubi.com/lists/masters-of-the-silent-era-references Wallace Worsley, 1920. The apparatus worn by Chaney to simulate amputated legs, which consisted primarily of two wooden buckets and multiple leather straps, was complex and incredibly painful. Chaney's knees sat in the buckets, while his lower legs were tied back. Studio doctors asked that Chaney not wear the device, but he insisted on doing so, so that his costume would be authentic. To assure audiences that Chaney was not an amputee, the original release of the film reportedly included a short epilogue clip showing Chaney out of character. This clip does not survive in the existing prints. (Wikipedia)