Blackbirds (1915 film)

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Directed by J. P. McGowan
Produced by Jesse Lasky
Morris Gest
Written by Harry James Smith (play: Blackbirds)
Margaret Turnbull (scenario)
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
October 14, 1915
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (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 Miss 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.



  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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