|Through the Dark|
|Directed by||George W. Hill|
|Written by||Frances Marion (scenario)|
|Based on||"The Daughter of Mother McGinn"|
by Jack Boyle
|Starring|| Forrest Stanley |
|Cinematography||L. William O'Connell|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Through the Dark is a 1924 American silent mystery crime drama film directed by George W. Hill, and starring Colleen Moore and Forrest Stanley as the popular jewel thief and sometimes detective character Boston Blackie. The film's scenario, written by Frances Marion, is based on the short story "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyle, which appeared in serial form in Cosmopolitan .The film was produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures.
As described in a film magazine review,during a rebellion of prisoners at the San Quentin State Prison, Boston Blackie makes a lightning escape aided by Mary McGinn while chased prison guards. Mary is a school girl, unaware that her brothers are crooks. She is expelled from school. Blackie rejoins his gang and takes refuge in Mother McGinn's house, where he again meets Mary. She devotes herself to making Blackie go straight and wins her point.
The film was banned by the British Board of Film Censors upon its release for its depiction of unspecified "taboo" subject matter.
An incomplete print of Through the Dark is preserved at the Library of Congress.
Boston Blackie is a fictional character created by author Jack Boyle (1881–1928). Blackie, a jewel thief and safecracker in Boyle's stories, became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television—an "enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend."
Lights of Old Broadway is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Monta Bell, produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Marion Davies in a dual role and Conrad Nagel, and is an adaptation of the play The Merry Wives of Gotham by Laurence Eyre (USA). The film has color sequences using tinting, Technicolor, and the Handschiegl color process.
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