The Black Pirate (The Film Detective Restored Version)

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The Black Pirate (The Film Detective Restored
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DVD Features:

  • 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: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 1,413
...Color rarely looks this good on a movie this old...
USA Today
May 28, 1999
THE BLACK PIRATE hums with energy. The surface of the image itself seems alive, swimming with particles of light.
New York Times
Jan 14, 2011
The authentic, silent, swashbuckling classic, an early two-colour Technicolor production that the athletic Douglas Fairbanks starred in 85 years ago. Full Review
May 15, 2011
For this film, Fairbanks scaled back, making it his shortest and least extravagant. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Dec 24, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- Good swashbuckler in early Technicolor marred by stiff direction from Parker.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jan 29, 2004
The best stunts were actually performed by Richard Talmadge, but Fairbanks is captivating.
New Times
Sep 12, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- Silent Fairbanks has acrobatic Doug and great effects.
Kansas City Kansan
Oct 25, 2004

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • 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.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 45,160
  • UPC: 191091195215
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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