Civilization's Child

William H. Thompson: Boss Jim McManus


After an idyllic childhood in the mountains of Russia, Berna accompanies her uncle to Kiev, to the Jewish part of the city. Many Jewish residents of Kiev are killed by the Cossacks and Berna flees, taking ship for the United States. In New York, she is exploited by a local boss, Jim McManus, who seduces her and puts her out onto the street as a prostitute.

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    contentLocation New York City
    director Charles Giblyn
    genre drama
    keywords draw kill
    producer Thomas H. Ince