Through the Dark
|Through the Dark|
|Directed by||George W. Hill|
|Written by||Frances Marion (scenario)|
|Based on||"The Daughter of Mother McGinn"
by Jack Boyle
|Cinematography||L. William O'Connell
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
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.
Produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productionss and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures, the film was banned by the British Board of Film Censors upon its release for its depiction of unspecified "taboo" subject matter. An incomplete print of Through the Dark is preserved at the Library of Congress.
- Colleen Moore - Mary McGinn
- Forrest Stanley - Boston Blackie
- Margaret Seddon - Mother McGinn
- Hobart Bosworth - Warden
- George Cooper - Travel
- Eddie Phillips - The 'Glad Rag' Kid (Credited as Edward Phillips)
- Wade Boteler - Detective O'Leary
- Tom Bates - Sandy
- Carmelita Geraghty - Ethel Grayson
- Maxine Elliott Hicks
- 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.
- Green, Jonathon; Karolides, Nicholas J. (2009). Encyclopedia of Censorship. Infobase Publishing. pp. 76–77. ISBN 1-438-11001-4.
- Through the Dark at silentera.com
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