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 ...
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Bertie's No. 1 Man
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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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11 January 1926 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Music Hall Announcer: [to Fifi] The Blackbird's fair balmy over you... 'e sent you a present.
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Referenced in Partners in Crime: The Clergyman's Daughter (1983) See more »

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A lesser Browning-Chaney collaboration
25 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually love the teaming of Lon Chaney and macabre director Tod Browning, but The Blackbird (1926) did nothing for me. While the movie perfectly captures the seedy Limehouse atmosphere, the story falls flat and outside of the main character, nobody is all that interesting. Chaney does an excellent job as usual, overshadowing Renee Adoree (who would do much better work with Browning in The Show (1928) opposite Jack Gilbert) and Owen Moore. I felt the story could have been stronger, and that the double life element was not utilized as well as it could have been.

All in all, there's nothing TERRIBLE about this film, it's just dreadfully forgettable. Chaney and Browning did much better work in The Unholy Three (1925) and would do much better work in their greatest collaboration of them all, The Unknown (1927).


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