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THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Based on a Victor Hugo novel, The Man Who Laughs follows the ugliness of the aristocracy and the tribulations of the poor in England in 1690. The Man Who Laughs focuses on Gwynplaine, the hideous son of an English nobleman misguidedly living as a caravan player. Although in love with the beautiful and blind Dea, Gwynplaine considers himself unworthy and refuses to marry her. The caravan travels to London for the chance at a new life, only to discover a sinister and grotesque world among all levels of society.
Throw in a few whores, a fake sailor, a terrifying giant, a jealous midget servant, a duchess obsessed with marrying for spite and get ready for an interesting ride.
Arnold Schulman (born August 11, 1925) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He received Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay for Love With The Proper Stranger in 1963 and for Best Adapted Screenplay for Goodbye, Columbus in 1969. Other credits include: Wild Is The Wind (1957), Cimarron (1960), To Find A Man (1972), Funny Lady (1975), Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), A Chorus Line (1985), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), and And The Band Played On (1993).
"The task of every serious entertainment is to reveal what lies beneath the mask.” - Ursus, The Man Who Laughs