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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Blackbird

    L'acteur Lon Chaney excelle dans ces deux rôles extrêmes et la maîtrise du réalisateur Tod Browning s'avère comme souvent incontestable... www.cinefiches.com

  2. El Biffo's rating of the film The Blackbird

    A classic twisted story from one of America's greatest film makers, Tod Browning, starring his greatest leading man, Lon Chaney in a masterful performance of physical theater. (An interesting note...this has the earliest use I have seen of the term "nark" to describe a police informant).

  3. Colette Saint Yves's rating of the film The Blackbird

  4. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Blackbird

    Browning's crime melodrama is unfortunately not one of his better collaborations with Chaney. Chaney is great, as usual, and the film creates some nice atmosphere and colorful characters - but the story is just too tedious, slow-paced, and stagey. There are a few effective, vintage-Browning scenes - particularly the ironic ending - but this effort lacks the lurid appeal of some of his other masterpieces.