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Blind Alleys
Director: Frank Tuttle (Dir)
Release Date:   12 Mar 1927
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 26 Feb 1927
Duration (in mins):   68
Duration (in feet):   5,597
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Thomas Meighan (Capt. Dan Kirby)  
    Evelyn Brent (Sally Ray)  
    Greta Nissen (María d'Álvarez Kirby)  
    Hugh Miller (Julio Lachados)  
    Thomas Chalmers (Dr. Webster)  
    Tammany Young (Gang leader)  

Summary: Captain Dan Kirby of the merchant marine arrives in New York with his Cuban bride, María. Leaving his hotel to buy flowers, Dan forgets his billfold but meets Julio Lachados, a former admirer of María's. As Dan crosses the street, he is knocked unconscious by an automobile, and the owner, Dr. Webster, has him taken to a private hospital. Failing to find her husband and learning that an unidentified man has been hospitalized, María becomes innocently involved with two jewel thieves, who kidnap her. Dan, regaining consciousness, leaves the hospital and is nursed by Sally Ray. Freed from her captors, María turns to Julio for help and learns of Dan's relationship with Sally, but Dan perceives Sally's duplicity and is reunited with his bride. 

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.  
Director: Frank Tuttle (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
  William Le Baron (Assoc prod)
Writer: Emmet Crozier (Scr)
  Owen Davis (Story)
Photography: Alvin Wyckoff (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 12/3/1927 dd/mm/yyyy LP23760

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Genre: Melodrama
 
Subjects (Major): Cuban Americans
  Kidnapping
  Merchant Marine
  New York City
  Sea captains
  Thieves

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Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   20 Mar 1927.   
MPW   15 Mar 1927.   
New York Times   1 Mar 1927   p. 31.
Variety   2 Mar 1927   p. 16.

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