A great, pulpy crime thriller.
It's funny how much parts of this feel like an Arrow episode as it goes along. A reminder that early Hollywood was willing to go pretty far and out there.
Lon Chaney (with his legs tied behind his back so he can hobble around like an amputee) is named Blizzard. He is also insane, and full of vengeance, and runs an evil crime syndicate. He discovers that the daughter of the man who took his legs needs a model for a bust of Satan she is making so he shows up and starts an evil plot. It goes all over the place.
This is not only a film where the villain is the main character but a silent film where there are good lines of dialog.
It also has a completely out of left field, fantastic finale that feels straight out of an old comic book.