Joseph Urban and Cosmopolitan Films

The Face in the Fog

"The Face in the Fog" was Cosmopolitan Productions Number 37.

Directed by Alan Crosland, it was based on a "Boston Blackie" story by Jack Boyle with sceneraio by John Lynch. The film was released on October 8, 1922.

The Library of Congress holds only reels 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the 7 reel film.

From the AllMovie Dababase: Boston Blackie Dawson (Lionel Barrymore), a reformed crook, gets tangled up in the affairs of Grand Duchess Tatiana (Seena Owens) who has escaped from Soviet Russia with some of the Romanoff jewels. A blind beggar gives Blackie the jewels, which are wanted by the United States government.

Blackie knows that he is also being followed by a gang of terrorists, led by the renegade Count Ivan (Macey Harlam) and revolutionist Petrus (Louis Wolheim) who also want to get their hands on the gems. Until he can get them to their rightful owners, he places the jewels in a safe that's wired with electricity.

Petrus and his associates trace the booty to Blackie's home and a vicious fight breaks out. But when Petrus tries to open the safe, he is electrocuted. The crooks are rounded up and Blackie returns the valuables to the Grand Duchess and Count Alexis Orloff (Lowell Sherman), giving paste copies to the US government.

Shown here are photographs from Urban's Scrapbook Number 3 of a Street Scene with fog at night.

Shown here is Urban's set for the Orloff Living Room. Other photos of sets in his Scrapbook Number 3 include Blackie's Living Room, Library, Hall, and Cellar; a Police Station; and Tatiana's Apartment.

Urban's sets for the Interior of a Russian Palace, and Exterior of Inn.

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