Blackbirds (1920 film)

Blackbirds is a lost[1] 1920 silent film crime drama produced and distributed by Realart Pictures, an affiliate of Paramount. It is based on a 1913 Broadway play Blackbirds by Harry James Smith. A previous 1915 version starred Laura Hope Crews who starred in the play. This version stars Justine Johnstone and William "Stage" Boyd.[2][3]

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Directed byJohn Francis Dillon(Jack Dillon)
Ray Hallor(ass't director)
Produced byRealart Pictures
Written byHarry James Smith(play:Blackbirds)
Clara Beranger(scenario)
StarringJustine Johnstone
William "Stage" Boyd
CinematographyArthur T. Quinn
Distributed byRealart Pictures
Release date
December 4, 1920
Running time
5 reels



  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Catalog: Blackbirds
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 published by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  3. Blackbirds as produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, January 6 1913;

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