Mockery (1927 film)

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.

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Directed byBenjamin Christensen
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byStig Esbern (story)
Joseph Farnham (titles)
Bradley King (continuity)
StarringLon Chaney
Barbara Bedford
Ricardo Cortez
Emily Fitzroy
CinematographyMerritt B. Gerstad
Edited byJohn W. English
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 13, 1927 (1927-08-13)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
L-R: Director Benjamin Christensen, cinematographer Merritt B. Gerstad and Lon Chaney on set


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 statusEdit

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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