The Black Pirate

The Black Pirate

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


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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: 46,750

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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