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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Hirst ...
Tolly
Louise Cooper ...
Belle
Jean Franval ...
Black Jack
Phil Askham ...
Hangman
Pat Wallis ...
Mrs. Gorgandy
John Young ...
Dr. Hunter
William Moore ...
Mr. Carter
Doreen Mantle ...
Mrs. Carter
Russell Waters ...
Dr. Jones
Brian Hawksley ...
Parson Hall
Dave Daniels ...
Footman
Michael Hinchcliffe ...
Footman
Packie Byrne ...
Dr. Carmody
Joyce Smith ...
Mrs. Carmody
Andrew Bennett ...
Hatch
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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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