The Black Bird (1926)

The Black Bird


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This characteristically grim Lon Chaney/Tod Browning collaboration stars "The Man of a Thousand Faces" in two distinct characterizations. By day, the crippled Bishop of Limehouse (Chaney) is a kindly, beneficent figure, ministering to the needs of the poor and destitute. But by night, the Bishop sheds his clerical garb-and his physical handicap-to become the Black Bird, mastermind of a vast underworld organization. Completely undetectable and untouchable, the Black Bird can only be destroyed by … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Waldemar Young, Tod Browning


as The Black Bird/The B...

as West End Bertie

as Limehouse Polly

as The Shadow

as The Shadow

as Sightseer

as Bertie's No. 1 Man

as Bertie's No. 1 Man

as Bertie's No. 2 Man
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Full Review… | June 29, 2011
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The movie tells a Jekyll-and-Hyde story, with criminal greed and opportunity replacing science as the catalyst of willing transformation.

Full Review… | June 27, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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