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Boston Blackie, just released from prison, threatens the warden, Benton, that he will have him removed from his job for using the infamous "Water Cross" torture on prisoners.




Studio: Fox Film Corporation
Release Date: May 6, 1923
Running Time: 63 minutes   B/W
Director: Scott R. Dunlap
Producer: William Fox
Cinematography: George Schneiderman
Screeplay: Paul Schofield
Production Dates: Not Available

RATING:   * * *

STARRING:

William Russell as Boston Blackie
Eva Novak as Mary Carter
Frank Brownlee as Warden Benton
Otto Matieson as Danny CarterW.C. Robinson as Shorty McNutt
Fred Esmelton as John Gilmore

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Based on the Short Story: "The Water Cross" by Jack Boyle (Nov 1919 Cosmopolitan)

SYNOPSIS:

Boston Blackie, just released from prison, threatens the warden, Benton, that he will have him removed from his job for using the infamous "Water Cross" torture on prisoners. To avoid problems Benton has his officers pursue Blackie. Benton is successful in his attempt to have Blackie arrested and returned to the prison. But, his evil schemes are ultimately thwarted by Mary Carter, Blackie's girlfriend, who manages to alert the governor. They arrive in time to save Blackie from further torments by Warden Benton bringing Blackie his pardon. Benton is fired.

Brady and Powell
William Russell and Mary Carter


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