The Unholy Three visits TIFF Bell Lightbox

An archival 35mm print of Tod Browning’s The Unholy Three (1925), an early mingling of the underworld with the macabre, visits TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm, with piano accompaniment by Laura Silberberg.

The film, which stars Lon Chaney, premiered in Toronto on August 4, 1925, at Shea’s Hippodrome. It was preceded by a travelogue showing a “bevy of bathing beauties” at Coney Island and a short comedy starring Harry Langdon.

Shea’s Hippodrome was the largest theatre the city had to offer when it opened in 1914, but was demolished in the late 1950s to make way for Nathan Philips Square.

Chris Edwards of The Silent Volume writes about the film here.

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