~The Blackbird~
~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

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

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

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)
~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 & A. Arnold Gillespie
Wardrobe Designers: André-ani, Kathleen Kay & Maude Marsh
Set Musicians: Jack Feinberg & Sam Feinberg

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 86 Minutes
Released: February 13, 1926