Monday, August 29, 2011

The Black Hand - 1906

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 29 March 1906
Director: Wallace McCutcheon
Stars: Anthony O'Sullivan and Robert G. Vignola
Runtime: 11 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
According to the titles, the story was based on actual events that had recently taken place in New York. Two members of a gang write a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding that he give them money, or else they will harm his family and his shop. The butcher is afraid and upset, but he is unable to meet their demands. The gang then kidnaps his daughter, leading to a series of tense and dangerous confrontations.

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