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Rogues of London

Charismatic silent star Fred Paul is cast against type as a real rotter preying on innocents in the big city, in an enjoyably lurid London melodrama.

Drama 1915 51 mins Silent


A night club called the Mephisto, decorated with devils; that den of vice, the Empire Music Hall, and a back-streets rat pit all feature in this lurid drama about villains preying on innocents in the big city. The Ealing-based Barker Studios made many feature-length melodramas in a similar vein, which shared good production values and some fine locations but suffered from some ponderous direction.