|Lon Chaney||Paul Beaumont, aka HE|
|Tully Marshall||Count Mancini|
|Marc MacDermott||Baron Regnard|
|Ruth King||Maria Beaumont|
|Clyde Cook||A Clown|
|Brandon Hurst||A Clown|
|George Davis||A Clown|
After Baron Regnard steals both his greatest invention and his wife, scientist Paul Beaumont loses all self-regard and joins a circus sideshow to become the most famous clown in France, known as ''He Who Gets Slapped'' by other clowns. When Paul falls in love with bareback rider Consuelo, she and her partner, Brazo, mock him. He is heartbroken, but determined to shield Consuelo when Regnard shows sudden romantic interest in her.