The Red Mark (1928)

64 mins | Melodrama | 26 August 1928

Director:

James Cruze

Cinematographer:

Ira Morgan

Production Designer:

Charles Cadwallader

Production Company:

James Cruze, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
30 Oct 1928
p. 27.
Variety
31 Oct 1928
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
9 August 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25518
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Length(in feet):
7,937
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

De Nou, the executioner on the penal island of Nouméa, lusts after Zelie, a beautiful young girl who is in love with Bibi-Ri, a young pickpocket recently released from prison. When Bibi-Ri learns the identity of his new rival, he is overcome by cowardice, suggesting that Zelie enter a convent in order to save both their lives. She refuses. Bibi-Ri kills one of De Nou's aides, Bombiste, in a fight and is sentenced to be beheaded. Faced with certain death, the boy becomes brave and arranges for Zelie's safe passage to the mainland. As De Nou is about to execute Bibi-Ri, he discovers by a red birthmark on the boy's neck that Bibi-Ri is his long-lost son. De Nou collapses, and Bibi-Ri is set free to find happiness at last with ... +


De Nou, the executioner on the penal island of Nouméa, lusts after Zelie, a beautiful young girl who is in love with Bibi-Ri, a young pickpocket recently released from prison. When Bibi-Ri learns the identity of his new rival, he is overcome by cowardice, suggesting that Zelie enter a convent in order to save both their lives. She refuses. Bibi-Ri kills one of De Nou's aides, Bombiste, in a fight and is sentenced to be beheaded. Faced with certain death, the boy becomes brave and arranges for Zelie's safe passage to the mainland. As De Nou is about to execute Bibi-Ri, he discovers by a red birthmark on the boy's neck that Bibi-Ri is his long-lost son. De Nou collapses, and Bibi-Ri is set free to find happiness at last with Zelie. +

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