Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

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Cast

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The Blackbird / The Bishop
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West End Bertie
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Fifi Lorraine
Doris Lloyd ...
Limehouse Polly
Andy MacLennan ...
The Shadow (as Andy Maclennan)
William Weston ...
Red
Sidney Bracey ...
Bertie's No. 1 Man
Ernie Adams ...
Bertie's No. 2 Man
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Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

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Lon Chaney in his successor to "The Unholy Three". (Newspaper ad cut). See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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11 January 1926 (USA)  »

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The Black Bird  »

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$166,000 (estimated)
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The end credits have a dedication to "Hugh M. Hefner". Hugh Marston Hefner of Playboy fame was born in 1926- the same year as The Blackbird's release. See more »

Quotes

Bartender: Frenchy, 'e's waitin' in the bar for you.
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Referenced in Partners in Crime: The Clergyman's Daughter (1983) See more »

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A great role for Lon Chaney
31 August 2000 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews

Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde in a bad quarter of London : Lon Chaney plays a double role in the film and in the story, a robber (the Raven) and a man who carries about poor people (the Bishop). The way of acting is remarkable because it's a silent movie. The great thing is that the Bishop is half-paralyzed so Lon Chaney has to play the contorsionist when he moves from Raven into Bishop. The strange atmosphere is very well described with threatening faces and slumhouses.


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