Louise Brooks — The Canary Murder Case (1929) 🇺🇸

Louise Brooks — The Canary Murder Case (1929) 🇺🇸

November 19, 2021

Poor Little Birdie

The fate of a canary who flew from her cage to freedom is told in pantomime by Louise Brooks, in “The Canary Murder Case.”

Miss Brooks, right, as Margaret Odell, in “The Canary Murder Case,” is a dancer in the “Follies,” whose death is one of the mysteries of the story.

The canary, below, looks through the bars of her cage and longs for freedom.

The canary, above, seems to wish for a mate to share the swing which is certainly large enough for two.

All yearning for freedom and companionship forgotten for the nonce, the little canary, left, is poised for a series of joyful hops, skips and jumps.

Little birdie, left, espies a cat licking its chops, and freedom is not so enticing after all.

“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage,” philosophizes the canary, right, trying to deny the allurements of the world outside.

After a brief taste of freedom, the little canary dies gracefully, as might be expected of Miss Brooks, who once danced in the “Follies” herself.

Source: Picture Play, January 1929