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Blackbirds (1915 film)

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Film poster
Directed byJ. P. McGowan
Written byHarry James Smith (play: Blackbirds)
Margaret Turnbull (scenario)
Produced byJesse Lasky
Morris Gest
CinematographyCharles Rosher
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 14, 1915 (1915-10-14)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Blackbirds is an extant 1915 American silent film drama produced by Jesse Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film marks an early starring screen appearance by actress Laura Hope Crews in this her second motion picture. The film is based on a 1913 Broadway play, Blackbirds, by Harry James Smith which also starred Crews. This is a surviving film at the Library of Congress.[1][2][3][4][5]

It was remade in a 1920 film of the same name starring Justine Johnstone.


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  1. ^ Blackbirds at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  3. ^ Blackbirds as produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, January 6, 1913;
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings The America Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress , page 17 by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Blackbirds

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