GenreCrime, Drama Story byJack Boyle CountryUnited States
DirectorGeorge W. Hill ScreenplayFrances Marion Duration
English intertitles Release dateJanuary 6, 1924 (1924-01-06) Based on"The Daughter of Mother McGinn"
by Jack Boyle WriterJack Boyle (story), Frances Marion CastColleen Moore (Mary McGinn), Forrest Stanley (Boston Blackie), Margaret Seddon (Mother McGinn), Hobart Bosworth (Warden), George Cooper (Travel), Eddie Phillips (The 'Glad Rag' Kid) Similar moviesThe Best Years of Our Lives, Bandyta, The Man with the Golden Arm, Two Men in Town, Pure, Finding Amanda
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.
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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)