I searched and couldn't find an existing thread for this movie and I'm not sure if this is the right section, since it's not really a horror film, but I finally got round to watching MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES. It's certainly enjoyable enough and Cagney turns in a typically incredible performance, but something bugged me - Cleva's reaction to Lon's parents. I've got no idea if that was a normal reaction at the time, but it seems awfully over the top today.
The makeups, although not a patch on Lon's aren't as bad as I've always heard either. People always point to the recreation of the Phantom and say it's stiff and imobile. Not as expressive as Chaney's granted, but not the unmoving mask I had been expecting. The scene itself though is a bit of a bargain basement version of the original with some terrible music and an actress who looks nothing like Mary Philbin!
Anyway, on the whole, I enjoyed it, despite it being a very Hollywoodized version of Chaney's life. The ending, in particular, with Cagney writing "JR." on his makeup case and handing it to his son, was very romanticised.