The Hawk's Nest (1928)

Melodrama | 27 May 1928

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Editor:

Frank Ware

Production Designer:

Max Parker

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Jun 1928.
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MPW
16 Jun 1928.
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New York Times
25 Jun 28
p. 27.
Variety
27 Jun 28
p. 34.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 May 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25302
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,426 , 7,433
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Determined to find the murderer of McGuire, one of his employees, "The Hawk," owner of a Chinatown café, has plastic surgery on his scarred face and masquerades as Finchley, a Chicago gangster. He thus hopes to save the life of Kent, manager of his café, who is being framed on a murder charge. The Hawk gains the confidence of Dan Daugherty, owner of a rival café, whom he suspects to be the murderer, and Madelon Arden, a dancer in Daugherty's café. When he fails to prove Daugherty's guilt, the council of Chinatown, aware that Daugherty also caused the death of Ching Ling Fu, a Chinatown leader, forces Daugherty to confess to the other killing. The Hawk finds romantic interest in ... +


Determined to find the murderer of McGuire, one of his employees, "The Hawk," owner of a Chinatown café, has plastic surgery on his scarred face and masquerades as Finchley, a Chicago gangster. He thus hopes to save the life of Kent, manager of his café, who is being framed on a murder charge. The Hawk gains the confidence of Dan Daugherty, owner of a rival café, whom he suspects to be the murderer, and Madelon Arden, a dancer in Daugherty's café. When he fails to prove Daugherty's guilt, the council of Chinatown, aware that Daugherty also caused the death of Ching Ling Fu, a Chinatown leader, forces Daugherty to confess to the other killing. The Hawk finds romantic interest in Madelon. +

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