Through the Dark (1924 film)

Through the Dark is a 1924 American silent mystery/crime drama film directed by George W. Hill, and starring Colleen Moore and Forrest Stanley as the popular detective character Boston Blackie. The film's scenario, written by Frances Marion, is based on the short story "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyle.[1]

Through the Dark
Directed byGeorge W. Hill
Written byFrances Marion (scenario)
Based on"The Daughter of Mother McGinn"
by Jack Boyle
StarringForrest Stanley
Colleen Moore
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Allen Siegler
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • January 6, 1924 (1924-01-06)
Running time
80 mins.
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productionss and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures,[1] the film was banned by the British Board of Film Censors upon its release for its depiction of unspecified "taboo" subject matter.[2] An incomplete print of Through the Dark is preserved at the Library of Congress.[3]



  1. Beauchamp, Cari (1998). Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood. University of California Press. p. 447. ISBN 0-520-92138-0.
  2. Green, Jonathon; Karolides, Nicholas J. (2009). Encyclopedia of Censorship. Infobase Publishing. pp. 76–77. ISBN 1-438-11001-4.
  3. Through the Dark at

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