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Night Birds (1930)

(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club.

Director:

Richard Eichberg

Writers:

Victor Kendall (scenario), Miles Malleson (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Raine ... Sgt. Harry Cross
Muriel Angelus ... Dolly Mooreland
Jameson Thomas ... Deacon Lake
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Mary Cross
Franklyn Bellamy Franklyn Bellamy ... Charlo Bianci
Garry Marsh ... Archibald Bunny
Frank Perfitt Frank Perfitt ... Inspector Warrington
Hay Petrie ... Scotty (as D. Hay Petrie)
Harry Terry Harry Terry ... Toothpick Jeff
Margaret Yarde Margaret Yarde ... Mrs. Hallick
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Flossie
Cyril Butcher Cyril Butcher ... 'Dancer' Johnny
Barbara Kilner Barbara Kilner ... Mabel
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(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1931 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Alternate-language version of Der Greifer (1930) See more »

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Unknown BIP thriller is worth a view
13 July 2009 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

It is a sad fact that whilst a fair number of Hollywood films of the early talking films still remain in public view the same can not be said of British films of this era.For example,All Quiet On The Western Front,Applause,Public Enemy,42nd Street.Apart from a few films directed by Hitch this period is almost unknown.This film is a case in point.It is a thriller set in a nightclub.However the period and the settings add to the charm.It is all very light and engaging and still engages one.It is helped by some of the performances.There is a brilliantine's Hay Petrie playing a convincing villain with a nifty hand with the dagger.There is Jameson Thomas who went to Hollywood and played character parts.One of the leading ladies is Muriel Angelus.She happened to go to the States where she was in a lot of Broadway shows and Hollywood films.In fact believe it or not her last film credit is as The Great Mcgintys wife.A really touching performance in that great film.There is also a very young Garry Marsh.So there is a lot to commend this unknown film.Not a classic but still worth a view.


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