Blackie's Redemption (1919)

Drama | 14 April 1919

Director:

John Ince

Writer:

Finis Fox

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The novel Boston Blackie was compiled from two short stories, "Boston Blackie's Mary" and "Fred the Count," which appeared in the Red Book Magazine in Nov 1917 and Jan 1918 respectively. The working title for this film was Powers That Pray . According to a pre-production news item, Frank Currier was to act in this ... More Less

The novel Boston Blackie was compiled from two short stories, "Boston Blackie's Mary" and "Fred the Count," which appeared in the Red Book Magazine in Nov 1917 and Jan 1918 respectively. The working title for this film was Powers That Pray . According to a pre-production news item, Frank Currier was to act in this production. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Mar 19
p. 1226.
ETR
26 Apr 19
p. 1601.
MPN
26 Apr 19
p. 2705.
MPW
31 Jan 20
p. 1321.
Variety
25 Apr 19
p. 81.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Powers That Pray
Release Date:
14 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13629
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Clever crook Boston Blackie is determined to go straight. At a celebration held on the eve of his marriage to Mary Dawson, Fred the Count plants a stolen jewel and Blackie is arrested and sentenced to twenty years in jail. Fred the Count tries to win Blackie's fiancée, but the honorable Mary rejects him. Blackie's only hope for escape is from the hospital, so he manages to get into a weakened state. He escapes from the hospital, but is trailed by the warden. Blackie refuses to shoot the defenseless man, and the warden recognizes Blackie as an honorable person and allows him to escape. Blackie frames the Count, and leaves for Honolulu with ... +


Clever crook Boston Blackie is determined to go straight. At a celebration held on the eve of his marriage to Mary Dawson, Fred the Count plants a stolen jewel and Blackie is arrested and sentenced to twenty years in jail. Fred the Count tries to win Blackie's fiancée, but the honorable Mary rejects him. Blackie's only hope for escape is from the hospital, so he manages to get into a weakened state. He escapes from the hospital, but is trailed by the warden. Blackie refuses to shoot the defenseless man, and the warden recognizes Blackie as an honorable person and allows him to escape. Blackie frames the Count, and leaves for Honolulu with Mary. +

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