Among the new Lon Chaney DVD releases is the 1930 sound remake of The Unholy Three with Jack Conway directing Chaney and a mostly different cast. Mrs. O'Grady or "Granny" The strength of Browning's silent version was that in many ways it felt much more stylish and better crafted, possibly with better production values... but I found I preferred Lila Lee as Rosie O'Grady (from the sound version) to the silent actress here, Mae Busch. See Full Cast + Crew for The Unholy Three Features A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks. Search for "The Unholy Three" on, Title: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA. He cooks up a scam with two other members of the sideshow -- Hercules, the strong man (Victor McLaglen), and Tweedledee, a midget (Harry Earles). A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife. Crime, Certificate: Passed The Unholy Three (1930) When it comes to partners in crime on the screen, you won't find a weirder trio than The Unholy Three (1930). Cast and crew credits for The Unholy Three, 1925, directed by Tod Browning, with Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, at Turner Classic Movies Three sideshow performers form a conspiracy known as The Unholy Three - a ventriloquist, midget, and strongman working together to commit a series of robberies. Lon Chaney Professor Echo, the ... (Harry Earles), call themselves the Unholy Three and are burglars. This triple threat consists of a midget, a strongman, and a ventriloquist named Echo who concoct an ingenious plan to fleece the homes of weathy people in the dead of night. A young man who has lost his memory, escapes from prison with three other convicts. In 15th-century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. We know life happens, so if something comes up, you can return or exchange your tickets up until the posted showtime. A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. ***1/2 out of ****. Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and become "The Unholy Three." Ronald Colman as Barrington Hunt; Fay Wray as Camille de Jonghe; Estelle Taylor as Eliza Mowbray; Warren Hymer as Smiley Corbin; Tully Marshall as Baron de Jonghe; Lawrence Grant as Dr. Shayne; Ullrich Haupt as Colonel von Axt; Henry Armetta as Nick the Goose; Lucille La Verne as Lucie Villars; Mischa Auer as Prince Nicolai Poliakoff; Henry Kolker as Col. Lautrac You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Take a look back at these Hollywood icons in their early days to see how far they've come in their careers—and how little they've visibly aged. Hopefully, the release of The Unholy Three is a sign that the studio will release the remaining films of the strangest collaboration between director and actor in cinema history. It's the story of a crooked carnival ventriloquist (Lon Chaney) who teams up with the midget (Harry Earles) and strong man (Victor McLaglen ) for a series of robberies. Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Ben Cross as Father Michael Ned Beatty as Lieutenant Stern William Russ as Luke Jill Carroll as Millie Hal Holbrook as Archbishop Mosely Trevor Howard as Father Silva Claudia Robinson as Teresa Nicole Fortier as Demon Peter Frechette as Claude Earleen Carey as Lucile Lari White as Housekeeper 366 talking about this. The 1925 original perhaps feels a little too long, which is the only thing which kept it from being perfect for me. It was based on the novel Stranger at Home, which was credited to film actor George Sanders but was actually ghostwritten by Leigh Brackett.It was directed by Terence Fisher and stars American actress Paulette Goddard. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart. It was based of a book of the same name by Tod Robbins and starred Lon Chaney in the leading role. David Ezell , I had an afternoon free so I decided to watch the two versions of this Lon Chaney classic back to back, beginning with this one -- Tod Browning's silent original. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if most fans prefer the silent film simply because it was directed by Tod Browning. Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. Tweedledee, the "twenty inch man," becomes her grandbaby, and Hercules is their assistant. The rest of the cast is quickly introduced: Hercules (Victor McLaglen) is the strongman of the sideshow, impressive physically but weak-willed and easily manipulated.