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The Black Pirate1926

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  • 3.7
In the first grand-scale epic shot entirely in Technicolor, the sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers poses as the mysterious Black Pirate and infiltrates the nest of bandits. Michel (Fairbanks) mounts an elaborate ploy to recover the brigands' treasure, reclaim the ship and rescue the divine Princess (Billie Dove) held captive there.

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To me, this is arguably the best overall Fairbanks film, though my favorite Fairbanks film has always been and remains being "The Mark of Zorro". What it lacks in story, it more than makes up for with a strong cast, incredible stunt work, and just plain fun...it drags in some parts, then from the 20 minute mark on, it's smooth sailing (no pun intended)...and the fact that this is in color doesn't hurt either.

Here is a link to a video review I made of this film that ought to hype this one up for you if you're not entirely convinced. http://youtu.be/Wg5lnFoWANs

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To me, this is arguably the best overall Fairbanks film, though my favorite Fairbanks film has always been and remains being "The Mark of Zorro". What it lacks in story, it more than makes up for with a strong cast, incredible stunt work, and just plain fun...it drags in some parts, then from the 20 minute mark on, it's smooth sailing (no pun intended)...and the fact that this is in color doesn't hurt either.

Here is a link to a video review I made of this film that ought to hype this one up for you if you're not entirely convinced. http://youtu.be/Wg5lnFoWANs

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Silent Cinema is like a lost civilization, a mysterious flickering world shrouded in black and white. “The Black Pirate” leaps out of that murky past in the rich pastels of ancient Technicolor. It’s a bold adventure story that rivals similar pictures made today. At the center of it all is the legendary Douglas Fairbanks. His screen presence—the athletic energy; the larger-than-life smile—is still quite remarkable, even decades later. The man knew how to swash and he knew how to buckle!

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Amazing color for its time. Lots of action. How did they do it without computers.

I loved it and it kept me interested. One of the many things I love about Fandor is that it gives a history of the films they offer for viewing. I very much appreciate this!

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Fairbanks has more pure fun acting than any actor I've ever seen. The great set pieces in this one (Fairbanks commandeering the ship by himself and the underwater chase) are so much fun to watch. Better than Flynn, in my opinion. Oh yes, the color. Fascinating.

What can I say, D SR. WOW

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