The Black Pirate (1926)
Average Rating: 8.1/10
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Release Date: Mar 8, 1926 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,378
The Black Pirate was hailed in 1926 as the "return" of the Douglas Fairbanks who'd breezed through several peppy comedies before starring in lavish costume epics like Robin Hood (1922) and Thief of Bagdad (1924). The story involves a young nobleman (Fairbanks) whose father is killed by pirates. He vows to avenge his dad's death by becoming a buccaneer himself and routing out the villains. Along the way, he rescues damsel-in-distress Billie Dove (likewise of noble birth) and engages in a few
Mar 8, 1926 Wide
Oct 12, 1999
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The authentic, silent, swashbuckling classic, an early two-colour Technicolor production that the athletic Douglas Fairbanks starred in 85 years ago.
For this film, Fairbanks scaled back, making it his shortest and least extravagant.
Silent Fairbanks has acrobatic Doug and great effects.
Good swashbuckler in early Technicolor marred by stiff direction from Parker.
One of the silent era’s most spectacular action blockbusters Fairbanks’s astonishing acrobatics remain dazzling today.
The best stunts were actually performed by Richard Talmadge, but Fairbanks is captivating.
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