Birds of Prey (1927)

Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The popularity of Priscilla Dean had eclipsed by 1927, but she still proved an attractive and talented leading lady in Columbia's Birds of Prey. Dean plays a member of a clever criminal gang, headed by mastermind Gustav von Seyfertitz. The heroine would give anything to reform, but this won't happen so long as Von Seyfertitz has anything to say about it. The film's climax finds the bank-robbing crooks trapped in a sudden earthquake, though it's obvious from the get-go that the people the audience care about will survive. Most critics recognized Birds of Prey as a low-budget derivation of Lon Chaney Sr.'s The Unholy Three.



bank, criminal, earthquake, gangster, going-straight, hero, mastermind, redemption, reform [improve], robbery, survivor, trapped