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The Black Pirate (1926)

The Black Pirate




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Sworn to avenge his father's murder, a young aristocrat takes on a new role as an infamous pirate, cheerfully pillaging the seven seas until he achieves proper justice. This rapid-paced, silent Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler, rampant with stuntwork and including early Technicolor scenes, is topnotch fun.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Douglas Fairbanks, Jack Cunningham, Jack Cunningham, Lotta Woods
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 12, 1999
United Artists


Douglas Fairbanks
as The Duke of Arnoldo ...
Billie Dove
as Princess Isobel
Donald Crisp
as MacTavish
Anders Randolf
as Pirate Captain
Sam De Grasse
as Lieutenant
Charles Stevens
as Powder man
Charles Belcher
as Chief Passenger
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Critic Reviews for The Black Pirate

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 20, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's an entertaining, for its time, swashbuckling tale of revenge on the high seas.

Full Review… | November 19, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Audience Reviews for The Black Pirate


one of the first films made entirely in the two-strip technicolor process, fairbanks is always tremendous fun, and it's in public domain so u can watch it here

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


A fantastic pirate movie! I really enjoyed it, it's got adventure, action, excitement, romance, and even technicolor! Fairbanks was an amazing acrobat, and a good choice for a pirate movie. If you like pirate movies, I highly recommend this classic film.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

As far as pirate classics go them this is cinema treat. It was released in 1926. Shot in black and white and above all a silent movie, its still 1.5 hours in length and all the action and mystery you would expect from a pirate film.

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

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