The Blind Boy (1917)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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The chop-licking British stage melodrama Blind Boy was transferred to the screen in 1917. Playwright George H. Chigwin reserves the best part for himself: a violinist who charitably adopts a blind youngster. The story goes off on a new tangent when Chigwin begins imagining that he's about to be murdered for his inheritance. The original play ran 3 acts: the film skipped along at 4 reels, or approximately 48 minutes' running time. It's hard to tell from the vantage point of eighty years, but contemporary reports indicate that audiences were satisfied with the emotional excesses of Blind Boy.



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