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No. 30

Matheson Lang as Matathias in "The Wandering Jew"

Matheson Lang is one of our most handsome actors, and for that reason has not much inducement to go in for heavy disguise - though his famous make-up in Mr. Wu showed that he delights in it on occasion. Here, in his Wandering Jew make-up, we have an admirable example of his skill. Notice how clearly the face of Matathias is made to suggest the wisdom, the refinement and the deep weariness of spirit that would come to a man doomed to drag on his existence through centuries of time.