Alonzo, a criminal on the run disguises himself as the armless knife thrower and gun shooter of a circus.
His arms are cleverly hidden. If anyone would see the unusual deformity of his left hand, he would instantly be recognised as the burglar the police is looking for.
Alonzo falls in love with the daughter of the circus owner, but soon he has to kill her father when he discovers the secret about his hands.
Major accolades received by The Unknown (1927)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.