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  Lon Chaney (left), Harry Earles and Victor McLaglen.
Photograph: courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive.
The Unholy Three
Also known as Le club des trois in France
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6948 feet
Directed by Tod Browning

Cast: Lon Chaney [Professor Echo], Mae Busch [Rosie O’Grady], Matt Moore [Hector McDonald], Victor McLaglen [Hercules], Harry Earles [Tweedledee], Matthew Betz (Mathew Betz) [Regan], Edward Connelly [the judge], William Humphreys [the defense attorney], E. Alyn Warren [the prosecuting attorney]; John Merkyl [the jeweler], Percy Williams [the butler], Charles Wellesley [John Arlington], Marjorie Morton [Mrs. Arlington], Violet Cane [the little Arlington girl], Lou Morrison [the police commissioner], Walter Perry [the dime museum announcer], Alice Julian [the fat lady], Walter P. Cole [the human skeleton], Peter Kortos [the sword swallower], Vera Vance [the dancer], John Millerta [the wild man], Mickey McBan [the boy watching Hercules], Louis Shank [a newsboy], Delmo Fritz

Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation [A Metro-Goldwyn Picture]. / Scenario by Waldemar Young, from an adaptation by Tod Browning of the novel The Unholy Three by Clarence Aaron Robbins. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Wright. Photography (cinematography) by David Kesson. Edited by Daniel Gray (Daniel J. Gray). Presented by Louis B. Mayer. / © 24 June 1925 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP21593]. Premiered 30 May 1925 in San Francisco, California. Released 9 August 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Principal photography was shot from 22 December 1924 through 20 January 1925.

Drama: Crime.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Turner Entertainment Company.

Keywords: Animals: Gorillas - Attorneys - Birds - Cages: Bird - Crime: Theft - Criminals: Gangs, Gangsters, Thieves - Disguises: Wigs - Lawyers - Midgets - Pet shops - Side shows - Strongmen - Ventriloquists

Listing updated: 4 August 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 142; Eames-MGM p. 23; Everson-American p. 47; FilmYearBook-1926 pp. 31, 57; Kerr-Silent p. 8; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 57; Limbacher-Feature p. 263; Maltin-Guide p. 1359; Marrero-Vintage p. 22; Parish-Gangster pp. 403, 404, 405; Skal-Browning pp. 291-292; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 433; Sweeney-Coming p. 91; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-225 pp. 34, 35.

Home video: DVD.

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