The Black Pirate (Restored Technicolor Version with Original 1926 Score) (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Rare Outtake Footage
- Audio Commentary: Rudy Behlmer - Historian
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Donald Crisp, Billie Dove, Tempe Piggot, Sam De Grasse, Charles Stevens, Charles Belcher & Anders Randolf|
|Directed by||Albert Parker|
|Edited by||William Nolan|
|Screenwriting by||Douglas Fairbanks & Jack Cunningham|
|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."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers, Michel (Fairbanks) poses as the mysterious Black Pirate and infiltrates the nest of bandits. He mounts an elaborate ploy to recover the brigands' treasure, reclaim the ship and rescue the divine Princess (Billie Dove) held captive there. Like a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure come to life, The Black Pirate ripples with customary intrigue and a rapid succession of brilliantly inventive stunts that never fail to astound.
This Kino on Video DVD edition features a stereo recording of the original 1926 orchestral score, audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer and a selection of outtakes and candid glimpses behind the scenes of this monumental production.
- 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.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 19 ratings.