Another perverse Lon Chaney circus vehicle, adapted from the play Laugh, Clown, Laugh!
by David Belasco and Tom Cushing. A young girl named is adopted by Tito (Chaney), a melancholy circus clown who performs under the name Flit. He names the child Simonetta, and she matures into a
beautiful young woman (Loretta Young). Tito falls in love with her but keeps his unfatherly affections a secret. Nobleman Luigi (Nils Asther) is taken with Simonetta's beauty, but the girl learns of Tito's feelings and declares that she loves him, presumably driven by gratitude and a sense of
indebtedness to the man who saved her from an orphan's life. Tito, unconvinced that she re...