The Black Mask (film)

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The Black Mask
Directed by Ralph Ince
Written by
Produced by Irving Asher
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
December 1935
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Black Mask is a 1935 British crime film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Wylie Watson, Aileen Marson and Ellis Irving. [1] It was made at Teddington Studios as a quota quickie by Warner Bros.' British subsidiary. [2] The film's sets were designed by the studio's resident art director Peter Proud. [3] It is now considered a lost film. [4]



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