The Black Hand Gang (1930)

Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Based on a play by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee The Black Hand Gang affords modern-day viewers a rare glimpse at legendary British pantomime artist Wee Geordie Wood. Though he's well on in years, Wood plays a rich young boy whose nursery is invaded by burglars. The crooks prove no match for Wood and his cohorts, who retaliate in classic slapstick fashion. Once we get past the grotesque notion of men in their forties and fifties playing children, Black Hand Gang is a hoot. Incidentally, Wee Geordie Wood continued performing on stage into the 1960s; he died in 1979 at an age reported as being anywhere from 70 to 85.

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child, boy, gangster, home, robbery