In an early starring film that showcased his fascination with strange roles (and the physical hardships that went into them), Lon Chaney strapped his legs behind him at the knees to play a crippled criminal genius who uses an army of beggars and thieves to try to take over the city of San Francisco. With Claire Adams, Charles Clary. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; featurettes; bonus short "By the Sun's Rays" (1914); photo gallery; more. Silent with music score.