The Black Bird

The Black Bird

Director: Tod Browning Cast: Lon Chaney, Renée Adorée, Owen Moore

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Overview

The Black Bird

This characteristically grim Lon Chaney/Tod Browning collaboration stars "The Man of a Thousand Faces" in two distinct characterizations. By day, the crippled Bishop of Limehouse (Chaney) is a kindly, beneficent figure, ministering to the needs of the poor and destitute. But by night, the Bishop sheds his clerical garb-and his physical handicap-to become the Black Bird, mastermind of a vast underworld organization. Completely undetectable and untouchable, the Black Bird can only be destroyed by himself-a fact that consumes the film's final reels. Renee Adoree and Owen Moore also star in this atmospheric melodrama, which was adapted by Waldemar Young from Tod Browning's story The Mockingbird.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2012
UPC: 0883316487952
Original Release: 1926
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 50,860

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lon Chaney The Blackbird/The Bishop of Limehouse
Renée Adorée Fifi
Owen Moore West End Bertie
Doris Lloyd Limehouse Polly
Andy McLennan The Shadow
William Weston Red
Eric Mayne A Sightseer
Sidney Bracey Bertie's No. 1 Man
Ernie S. Adams Bertie's No. 2 Man
Lionel Belmore Actor

Technical Credits
Tod Browning Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Set Decoration/Design
Arnold A. Gillespie Set Decoration/Design
Percy Hilburn Cinematographer
Errol Taggart Editor
Waldemar Young Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Black Bird
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [6:03]

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