Mockery (1927 film)

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Mockery FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Stig Esbern (story)
Joseph Farnham (titles)
Bradley King (continuity)
Starring Lon Chaney
Barbara Bedford
Ricardo Cortez
Emily Fitzroy
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Edited by John W. English
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 13, 1927 (1927-08-13)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
L-R: Director Benjamin Christensen, cinematographer Merritt B. Gerstad and Lon Chaney on set

Mockery (1927) is an American film about the Russian Revolution starring Lon Chaney. The movie was the second film made in Hollywood by Danish director Benjamin Christensen and stars Chaney as a Siberian peasant who aids a countess (played by Barbara Bedford) who is threatened by the encroaching insurgency.


Mockery received mixed reviews when it was first released[1] and is still regarded as one of Chaney's weaker films of his MGM period (1924-1930).[2]


Preservation status[edit]

The film was thought to have been lost until the mid-1970s.[3] George Eastman House has a print.[4]


  1. ^ Silents Are Golden entry
  2. ^ Lon Chaney website
  3. ^ "Museum of Modern Art press release/book review of Lost Films" (PDF). Museum of Modern Art. August 24, 1970. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Archival Film Prints Available From George Eastman House" (PDF). George Eastman House ( Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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