1923, Universal, 65 min, USA, Dir: Herbert Blaché

Directed by Herbert Blache (husband of Alice Guy Blache) this risqué gem tells a bizarre tale of dual personality and psychological domination. Star Gladys Walton, who met her real life boyfriend Al Capone on the set of this film, delivers an outstanding performance as the virtuous Joy and as Joy’s sadistic alter-ego, the leopard skin-clad, whip-wielding Edna. Handsome Malcolm McGregor is the man who loves Joy, and Etta Lee plays Ah May, Joy’s devoted lesbian maid. Don’t miss this rare chance to see this rare, ahead-of-its-time shocker from Universal Studios.

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