~The Black Bird~
1926
~Plot Synopsis~
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 himself-a fact that consumes the film's
final reels. Renee Adoree and Owen Moore also star in this atmospheric melodrama, which was adapted by
Waldemar Young from Tod Browning's story The Mockingbird.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com
Directed by: Tod Browning

Written by: Tod Browning - story
Joseph Farnham - titles
Waldemar Young - writer
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  The Blackbird / The Bishop
Owen Moore ...  West End Bertie
Renée Adorée ...  Fifi Lorraine
Doris Lloyd ...  Limehouse Polly
Andy MacLennan ...  The Shadow (as Andy Maclennan)
William Weston ...  Red
Ernie Adams ...  Bertie's No. 2 Man (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ...  Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
Peggy Best ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ...  Bertie's No. 1 Man (uncredited)
Louise Emmons ...  Old Lady at Mission (uncredited)
Willie Fung ...  Chinese Man (uncredited)
Cecil Holland ...  Old Man at Mission (uncredited)
Emmett King ...  Man saying theres a present for Fifi (uncredited)
Billy Mack ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ...  Sightseer (uncredited)
Polly Moran ...  Flower Lady (uncredited)
Frank Norcross ...  Music Hall Announcer (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ...  Bartender (uncredited)
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~Lon Chaney & Owen Moore~
~Lon Chaney, Renee Adoree & Owen Moore~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: Percy Hilburn
Film Editing by: Errol Taggart
Settings: Cedric Gibbons and A. Arnold Gillespie
Wardrobe Designers: André-ani, Kathleen Kay and Maude Marsh
Set Musicians: Jack Feinberg and Sam Feinberg

Length: 7 Reels
Run-time: 86 Minutes (TCM Print)
Released: January 11, 1926
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