I feel about Chaney somewhat the way I feel about Bela Lugosi. I like both actors more in roles other than the ones for which they're most famous. In Chaney's case I'm very fond of a rather obscure 1956 movie he made called Indestructible Man. It has a nice film noir vibe to it, combined with a plotline that is pure 50s sci-fi.
What's your favourite performance by Chaney?