"Enemy to those who make him an enemy. Friend to those who have no friend."
Boston Blackie Silent Movies
Through the Dark
A riot in San Quentin provides an opportunity for Boston Blackie to escape. On his way to Mother McGinn's, Blackie saves Mary McGinn from a runaway horse.
RATING: * * *
Forest Stanley as Boston Blackie
Based on the Short Story: "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyle
A riot in San Quentin provides an opportunity for Boston Blackie to escape. On his way to Mother
McGinn's, Blackie saves Mary McGinn from a runaway horse. Mary decides to help him out and
unknowingly assists him in evading the police. Mother McGinn, whose home is a refuge for
criminals, has concealed from her daughter, Mary, the fact that her father died in prison.
She finds out through Blackie that her father, now dead, and her brothers are all crooks,
something that has been hidden from her by her mother. Mother McGinn has been running the
boarding house to pay for Mary's expensive schooling. When detectives inform school
administrators the truth about her father and that she helped an escaped con, Mary is expelled.
Mary has fallen in love with Blackie and will do anything to make him go straight -- even to
join his gang. Her attempts to reform him are frustrated at first but finally wakes him up to
his wrongdoing, and Mary convinces him to complete his prison sentence so that there will be
nothing standing in the way of their future.
Walk of Fame:
Colleen Moore has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures Category, Star Rank 1552.
Walk of Fame:
Hobart Bosworth has a star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Pictures Category, Star Rank 1799.
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