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The Blackbird (1926)

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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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
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Bertie's No. 1 Man
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Bertie's No. 2 Man
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Storyline

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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"The Man Of A Thousand Faces" See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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13 February 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

The Blackbird: But I'll fool 'em! I can't let 'em get me... I'll fool 'em!
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Connections

Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

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Fantastic Silent Film
28 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Always liked Lon Chaney films and his great acting skills and fantastic make up which many times gave him a great deal of pain while he was acting his many roles. In this film Lon played a double role as The Blackbird/The Bishop where he twisted himself into a pretzel. In this film there is a struggle between an evil brother, Blackbird and a good brother, The Bishop who is beloved by his neighbors and friends. There is also lots of romance between West End Bertie, (Owen Moore) and Renee Adoree, (Fifi) and the Blackbird tries to interfere with their love relationship. There are plenty of ugly looking faces in these British pubs with lots of smoke and plenty of draft beers being rolled around in mugs and glasses and down plenty of people's throats. This is a masterpiece of Lon Chaney Films. One of his Best, Enjoy.


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