The Films of Lon Chaney, Sr.

The following list represents all films known to feature Lon Chaney. This page will probably always be under construction, but my goal is to eventually have a link to every film that includes cast, credits, synopsis, reviews, commentary and a still from the film. Films are divided into Billed and Unbilled appearances.

Film titles in boldface have a still of the film included with the entry. Films marked with a * exist...and all others are lost :-(


Unbilled Appearances

Some of the unbilled appearances are based solely on a single photograph or a quick glimpse of someone who might be Chaney, so take this list with a grain of salt. Chaney undoubtedly made many unbilled appearances in the 1912-1914 era, and photos with him have turned up in Universal Weekly and other publications.

The Honor of the Family (1912, Universal/Rex)
Suspense (1913, Universal/Rex)*
Shon the Piper (1913, Universal/101 Bison)
The Blood Red Tape of Charity (1913, Universal/Powers)
The Restless Spirit (1913, Universal/Rex)
The Trey o' Hearts (1914, Universal/Gold Seal)

Billed Appearances

Poor Jake's Demise (1913, Universal/Imp)*
The Sea Urchin (1913, Universal/Powers)
The Trap (1913, Universal/Powers)
Almost an Actress (1913, Universal/Joker)
An Elephant on His Hands (1913, Universal/Nestor)
Back to Life (1913, Universal/Victor)
Red Margaret, Moonshiner (1913, Universal/Gold Seal)
Bloodhounds of the North (1913, Universal/Gold Seal)
The Lie (1914, Universal/Gold Seal)
The Honor of the Mounted (1914, Universal/Gold Seal)
Remember Mary Magdelen (1914, Universal/Victor)
Discord and Harmony (1914, Universal/Gold Seal)
The Menace to Carlotta (1914, Universal/Rex)
The Embezzler (1914, Universal/Gold Seal)
The Lamb, the Woman, the Wolf (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
The End of the Feud (1914, Universal/Rex)
The Tragedy of Whispering Creek (1914, Universal/101 Bison) *
The Unlawful Trade (1914, Universal/Rex)
Heartstrings (1914, Universal/Powers)
The Forbidden Room (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
The Old Cobbler (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
The Hopes of Blind Alley (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
Ranch Romance A, (1914, Universal/Nestor)
Her Grave Mistake (1914, Universal/Nestor)
By the Sun's Rays (1914, Universal/Nestor) *
The Oubliette (1914, Universal/101 Bison) *
A Miner's Romance (1914, Universal/Nestor)
Her Bounty (1914, Universal/Rex)
The Higher Law (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
Richelieu (1914, Universal/101 Bison)
The Pipes of Pan (1914, Universal/Rex)
Virtue Its Own Reward (1914, Universal/Rex)
Her Life Story (1914, Universal/Rex)
Lights and Shadows (1914, Universal/Rex)
The Lion, the Lamb, and the Man (1914, Universal/Rex)
A Night of Thrills (1914, Universal/Rex)
Her Escape (1914, Universal/Rex)
The Sin of Olga Brandt (1915, Universal/Rex)
Star of the Sea (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Small Town Girl (1915, Universal/101 Bison)
The Measure of a Man (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Threads of Fate (1915, Universal/Rex)
When the Gods Played a Badger Game (1915, Universal/Rex)
Such is Life (1915, Universal/Rex)
Where the Forest Ends (1915, Universal/Rex)
Outside the Gates (1915, Universal/Rex)
All for Peggy (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Desert Breed (1915, Universal/Rex)
Maid of the Mist (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Grind (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Girl of the Night (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Stool Pigeon (1915, Universal/Victor)
For Cash (1915, Universal/Victor)
An Idyll of the Hills (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Stronger Mind (1915, Universal/United)
The Oyster Dredger (1915, Universal/ Victor)
Steady Company (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Violin Maker (1915, Universal/Victor)
The Trust (1915, Universal/Victor)
Bound on the Wheel (1915, Universal/Rex)
Mountain Justice (1915, Universal/Rex)
Quits (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Chimney's Secret (1915, Universal/Victor)
The Pine's Revenge (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Fascination of the Fleur de Lis (1915, Universal/Rex) * (incomplete)
Alas and Alack (1915, Universal/Rex) *
A Mother's Atonement (1915, Universal/Rex) * (incomplete)
Lon of Lone Mountain (1915, Universal/Rex)
The Millionaire Paupers (1915, Universal/Rex) * (fragment)
Under a Shadow (1915, Universal/Rex)
Father and the Boys (1915, Broadway Universal Features)
Stronger Than Death (1915, Universal/Rex)
Dolly's Scoop (1916, Universal/Rex) *
The Grip of Jealousy (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Tangled Hearts (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Gilded Spider (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Bobbie of the Ballet (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Grasp of Greed (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays) * (incomplete)
The Mark of Cain (1916, Universal/Red Feather)
If My Country Should Call (1916, Universal/Red Feather) * (incomplete)
Felix on the Job (1916, Universal/Special Victor)
The Place Beyond the Winds (1916, Universal/Red Feather) * (incomplete)
Accusing Evidence (1916, Universal/Big U-Special)
The Price of Silence (1916, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Piper's Price (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Hell Morgan's Girl (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Mask of Love (1917, Universal/Laemmle)
The Girl in the Checkered Coat (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Flashlight (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
A Doll's House (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Fires of Rebellion (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Rescue (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Pay Me (1917, Universal/Jewel)
Triumph (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays) * (incomplete)
The Empty Gun (1917, Universal/Gold Seal)
Anything Once (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Scarlet Car (1917, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays) *
The Grand Passion (1918, Universal/Jewel)
Broadway Love (1918, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays) *
The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918, Renowned Pictures Corp)
Fast Company (1918, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
A Broadway Scandal (1918, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Riddle Gawne (1918, William S Hart Prod.) * (incomplete)
That Devil Bateese (1918, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
The Talk of the Town (1918, Universal/Bluebird Photoplays)
Danger--Go Slow (1918, Universal/Special)
The Wicked Darling (1919, Universal/Special) *
The False Faces (1919, Paramount-Artcraft) *
A Man's Country (1919, Robertson-Cole)
Paid in Advance (1919, Universal/Jewel) *
The Miracle Man (1919, Mayflower Photoplay Corp) * (fragment)
When Bearcat Went Dry (1919, C. R. Macauley Photoplays) *
Victory (1919, Paramount-Artcraft) *
Daredevil Jack (1920, Robert Brunton) * (fragment)
Treasure Island (1920, Paramount-Artcraft)
The Gift Supreme (1920, C. R. Macauley Photoplays) * (fragment)
Nomads of the North (1920, Assoc. First National) *
The Penalty (1920, Goldwyn Pictures Corp.) *
Outside the Law (1921, Universal/Jewel) *
For Those We Love (1921, Betty Compson Prod.)
Bits of Life (1921, Assoc. First National)
Ace of Hearts (1921, Goldwyn Pictures Corp.) *
The Trap (1922, Universal/Jewel) *
Voices of the City (1922, Goldwyn Pictures Corp.)
Flesh and Blood (1922, Irving Cummings) *
The Light in the Dark (1922, Hope Hampton Prod.) *
Oliver Twist (1922, Jackie Coogan Prod.) *
Shadows (1922, Preferred Pictures) *
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922, Sawyer-Lubin Prod.)
A Blind Bargain (1922, Goldwyn Pictures Corp.)
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923, Metro Pictures)
While Paris Sleeps (1923, Maurice Tourneur Prod.)
The Shock (1923, Universal/Jewel) *
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923, Universal/Super Jewel) *
The Next Corner (1924, Paramount)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924, MGM) *
The Monster (1925, Roland West Prod.) *
The Unholy Three (1925, MGM) *
The Phantom of the Opera (1925, Universal/Jewel) *
The Tower of Lies (1925, MGM)
The Blackbird (1926, MGM) *
The Road to Mandalay (1926, MGM) * (incomplete)
Tell It to the Marines (1926, MGM) *
Mr. Wu (1927, MGM) *
The Unknown (1927, MGM) *
Mockery (1927, MGM) *
London After Midnight (1927, MGM)
The Big City (1928, MGM)
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928, MGM) * (incomplete)
While the City Sleeps (1928, MGM) * (incomplete)
West of Zanzibar (1928, MGM) *
Where East is East (1929, MGM) *
Thunder (1929, MGM) * (fragment)
The Unholy Three (1930, MGM) *

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