The Black Bird (1926) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Black Bird (1926)

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A charitable and respected British clergyman leads a devious dual existence, by dark assuming the alternate identity of cunning criminal ringleader "The Black Bird." This melodramatic and characteristically grim Lon Chaney/Tod Browning collaboration stars "The Man of a Thousand Faces" in two distinct characterizations.

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Cast

Lon Chaney
as The Black Bird/The Bishop
Owen Moore
as West End Bertie
Doris Lloyd
as Limehouse Polly
Andy McLennan
as The Shadow
Andy MacLennan
as The Shadow
Eric Mayne
as Sightseer
Sidney Bracey
as Bertie's No. 1 Man
Sidney Bracy
as Bertie's No. 1 Man
Ernie S. Adams
as Bertie's No. 2 Man
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Critic Reviews for The Black Bird

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

It's a good melodrama, excellently produced. Chaney handles his two parts well and Waldemar Young's scenario has been so constructed that the rather unique dual role is plausible at all times.

June 29, 2011 | Full Review…

The movie tells a Jekyll-and-Hyde story, with criminal greed and opportunity replacing science as the catalyst of willing transformation.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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