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The Unknown

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Original title
The Unknown
Year
Running time
65 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Waldemar Young
Music
Silent movie
Cinematography
Merritt Gerstad (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
Drama. Horror | Circus. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Alonzo, one of the star attractions of Zanzi's gypsy circus, is an "armless wonder" who hurls knives with his feet at his attractive assistant Nanon, Zanzi's daughter. In reality, Alonzo is a perfectly armed thief, with the unique distinction of having two thumbs on one hand. He keeps his secret with the aid of his midget friend, Cojo, who ties his arms behind him with a corset. Nanon, having been pawed over by men for years, has developed a perverse hatred of the touch of men's hands. She feels quite comfortable around the "armless" Alonzo, while she is repelled by the virile strongman, Malabar. One night, after a row with Zanzi over Nanon, Alonzo strangles him, and Nanon sees only the double-thumbed hand of the murderer.
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