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The Black Pirate (1926) was a Adventure - Action Film directed by Albert Parker and produced by Douglas Fairbanks.

The Black Pirate was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

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By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 18, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Recently I took the opportunity to purchase the Kino Blu-ray of Douglas Fairbanks' THE BLACK PIRATE for only $7. It's one of my best home video deals, since the disc is jammed pack with extras and the movie itself is a grand adventure of the high seas. When Douglas Fairbanks made THE BLACK PIRATE, ... Read full article

The Black Pirate (1926)

By Lindsey on Jun 18, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via The Duke of Arnoldo (Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.) is a nobleman, sailing the high seas on a large ship and in the company of? friendly crew. His luck takes a nosedive when his ship is looted and blown up with all hands on deck. By some kind of miracle, this Black Pirate a... Read full article

“The Black Pirate” (1926)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Apr 7, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“The Black Pirate” (1926) is a silent action drama starring Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove and Donald Crisp. Directed by Albert Parker and written by Douglas Fairbanks, this film is a particular favorite of many of Fairbanks’ loyal fans. The story begins with a lot of treacherous ... Read full article

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The double-thick Technicolor prints (two strips of dyed film, cemented together) presented numerous screening problems for untrained projectionists. If screened improperly, they would warp, scratch, etc. and due to the expense of printing in Technicolor at this time (since there were no optical printers, or any easier way of printing such technology in those days) forced the Fairbanks studio to issue a black-and-white version as well.
Donald Crisp was the original director, but after a few days of filming had a falling-out with star Douglas Fairbanks and was replaced by Albert Parker.
According to the commentary on the Kino Video DVD, the crew of Douglas Fairbanks' longboat in the climactic chase and battle were members of the crew of the USS Arizona.
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National Film Registry

The Black Pirate

Released 1926
Inducted 1993

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