He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

“He Who Gets Slapped was the first film produced entirely by the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was not, however, MGM's first released movie, as the film was held until the Christmas season when higher attendance was expected. The movie was highly profitable for the fledgling MGM, and was critically hailed upon release. It was also the first film to feature Leo the Lion as the mascot for MGM. Previously, Leo appeared in the logo for Goldwyn Pictures Corporation in 1916, and the trademark was retained by MGM when the companies merged.”

Directed by Victor Sjöström — possibly a major influence on Stanley Kubrick.

Some Arthur Penn Title Cards

Some Arthur Penn Title Cards

Mickey One (1965)

Mickey One (1965)