The Penalty

Rated NR 70 minutes 1920

As a child, Blizzard (Lon Chaney) is involved in a car accident in which the attending physician, Dr. Ferris (Charles Clary), unnecessarily amputates both his legs. Years later, Blizzard is the head of the San Francisco mob and is determined to exact revenge on Dr. Ferris. He sees an opening when he meets the doctor's daughter, sculptor Barbara (Claire Adams), and agrees to pose for her to carry out his scheme. Little does he know, his employee Rose (Ethel Grey Terry) is a police operative.

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Director: Wallace Worsley

Writer: Charles Kenyon and Philip Lonergan

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Cast: Lon Chaney, Claire Adams, Kenneth Harlan, Charles Clary, Ethel Terry, Edouard Trebaol, Milton Ross, James Mason, Clarence Wilson, Doris Pawn, Lee Phelps, Montgomery Carlyle, Wilson Hummell and Lionel Barrymore

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