The Black Pirate (B&W with Color Tints Version) (Silent)
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- Silent Film with Musical Score
- Black/White with Color Tints
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: December 19, 2006
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Aikman Archive
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
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:
In one long, dramatic scene, Fairbanks, acting alone, seizes a merchant ship. In another famous scene, he sticks his dagger into the mainsail and rides it all the way down from top to bottom, cutting the sail in half as he goes. The film features many special effects, including some spectacular models of sailing ships.
The film's script was adapted by Jack Cunningham from a story by Fairbanks, who used his middle names "Elton Thomas" as a pseudonym. Directed by Albert Parker, The Black Pirate has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
- 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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