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Black Jack (1979)

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A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jean Franval ...
Black Jack
Stephen Hirst ...
Tolly
Louise Cooper ...
Belle Carter
Andrew Bennett ...
Hatch
Packie Byrne ...
Dr. Carmody
Brian Hawksley ...
Parson Hall
Doreen Mantle ...
Mrs. Carter
William Moore ...
Belle's Father
Patti Nicholls ...
Mrs. Mitchell
Joyce Smith ...
Mrs. Carmody
Russell Waters ...
Dr. Jones
Phil Askham ...
Hangman
Pat Wallis ...
Mrs. Gorgandy
John Young ...
Dr. Hunter
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Arthur Davies ...
Mr. Hannah
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A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex adventure film set in the 18th century and based on Leon Garfield's novel for children. When French thief "Black Jack" kidnaps young Tolly, a journey begins that includes traveling fairs, murder and the rescue of a young girl from a private insane asylum. While shot primarily in 16mm and on a modest budget on location in Yorkshire, Chris Menges' photography, the enchanting performances by its young cast and Loach's gentle, observational style all shine through. Written by Anonymous

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