The Black Pirate

The Black Pirate

Director: Albert Parker Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Donald Crisp


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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 bloody duels with the swarthy likes of Sam De Grasse and Anders Randolph. Charlie Stevens, a grandson of American Indian chief Geronimo -- and whom Fairbanks regarded as a "lucky charm" -- appears in several tiny roles. The Black Pirate was originally presented in two-color Technicolor form; the black and white prints are the most-often-seen version of the film, however.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827111824
Original Release: 1926
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 34,067

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Fairbanks Michel, "The Black Pirate"
Billie Dove The Princess
Donald Crisp McTavish
Tempe Piggott Duenna
Anders Randolf Pirate Leader
Sam de Grasse Pirate Lieutenant
Charles Stevens Powder man
John Wallace Bit
Fred Becker Bit
E.J. Ratcliffe Bit
Mrs. Piggolt Duenna
Charles Belcher Chief Passenger

Technical Credits
Albert Parker Director
Carl Oscar Borg Art Director
Jack Cunningham Screenwriter
Douglas Fairbanks Original Story,Producer
William Nolan Editor
Henry Sharp Cinematographer
Mortimer Wilson Score Composer
Lotta Woods Screenwriter

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The Black Pirate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me please correct: this DVD produced by Image as shown above, is presented not in B/W but indeed in Technicolor. The print is incredibly good, sharp and the colors are almost modern. The newly recorded original orchestral soundtrack is pure pleasure as well. The film itself can never tire you - it's fast paced no nonsense and can even be enjoyed by those who ususally don't enjoy silent flicks. Plus the DVD includes a wonderful documentary about The Making Of Black Pirate, which features many interesting stunts and swordfighting sequences. One of the very best DVD-s I own - and I own many!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago