The theme is decidedly unpleasant
deickemeyer from Chicago
14 November 2015
Strong mental food is contained in "Blue Blood," a five-part Selexart
picture written by J. Grubb Alexander and Fred Myton, and featuring
Howard Hickman. The theme is decidedly unpleasant, and shows the effect
of vicious living upon the descendants of the original transgressor.
Nothing is glossed over. Little is left to the imagination. A pictorial
history is shown of the afflicted man's ancestry. The line came down
from a London thief who was sent to Virginia on a convict ship from
which he escaped and turned pirate. The episode indicating how he
contracted disease shows a drunken revel with a number of lewd women.
Briefly, "Blue Blood" is along the same lines as "Damaged Goods," with
a number of added spectacular features. The picture is very well
produced under the direction of Eliot Howe and was photographed by Carl
Widen. Howard Hickman gives a forceful impersonation of Wellington, and
is capably supported by George Fisher as Dr. Rand, Mary Mersch as Grace
Valient, Nona Thomas as Helen Blakeley, and Ida Lewis as Mrs. Valient.
The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1918
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