The Black Pirate (The Film Detective Restored Version)
The Love Story of a Bold Buccaneer
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 29, 2017
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Film Detective
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Donald Crisp, Charles Stevens, Charles Belcher, Billie Dove, Tempe Piggot, Sam De Grasse & Anders Randolf|
|Directed by||Albert Parker|
|Edited by||William Nolan|
|Screenwriting by||Jack Cunningham & Douglas Fairbanks|
|Composition by||Mortimer Wilson|
|Produced by||Douglas Fairbanks|
|Director of Photography:||Henry Sharp|
...Color rarely looks this good on a movie this old...
THE BLACK PIRATE hums with energy. The surface of the image itself seems alive, swimming with particles of light.
New York Times
The authentic, silent, swashbuckling classic, an early two-colour Technicolor production that the athletic Douglas Fairbanks starred in 85 years ago. Full Review
For this film, Fairbanks scaled back, making it his shortest and least extravagant. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Good swashbuckler in early Technicolor marred by stiff direction from Parker.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
The best stunts were actually performed by Richard Talmadge, but Fairbanks is captivating.
Rating: 5/5 -- Silent Fairbanks has acrobatic Doug and great effects.
Kansas City Kansan
This swashbuckling nautical adventure, starring the incomparable Douglas Fairbanks, made film history as one of the first full features shot entirely in Technicolor. Here, he plays a nobleman who wants to revenge his father's murder, so he boards a pirate vessel disguised as one of the thieving, villainous rapscallions, and sets about achieving his goal. On the high seas, the athletic Fairbanks provides a no-holds barred, rip-roaring, stunt-filled voyage -- complete with a one-man takeover of a merchant ship.
Adventure | Classic | High Seas | Silent | Swashbuckler | Vintage | Rescue | Heroes | Epic | Pirates | 1920s
- THE BLACK PIRATE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1993.
- THE BLACK PIRATE was the first feature film shot in 2-strip Technicolor, but many surviving copies are in black & white.
- According to Variety, Elton Thomas (who came up with the film's story) was actually Fairbanks himself.
- Additional production company: Elton Corp.
- Copyright 1926 Elton Corporation.