The Black Bird
The Black Bird (1926)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012
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Variety Staff

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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

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