The Unholy Three (1925)

Director
Tod Browning

Main cast
Lon Chaney; Mae Busch; Matt Moore; Victor McLaglen; Harry Earles

Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance

Description
Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" - a sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman work together to commit a series of robberies.


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