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Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler (2005)

Douglas Fairbanks, the screen's great swashbuckler, charmed millions with his energetic athleticism, his boyishly handsome good looks, and his sparkling charisma. Whether it was fighting ... See full summary »

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Douglas Fairbanks, the screen's great swashbuckler, charmed millions with his energetic athleticism, his boyishly handsome good looks, and his sparkling charisma. Whether it was fighting off tyrannical land-owners in "The Mark of Zorro," slashing the king's guards in "The Three Musketeers," sliding down sails in "The Black Pirate," springing in leaps and bounds in "Robin Hood," or riding a winged horse across the night sky in "The Thief of Bagdad," Douglas Fairbanks was in his element as an action hero of grandiose costume dramas. But behind all of his achievements on the screen, there was another side to Douglas Fairbanks and this unique biography will reveal some of that man behind the mask. So swing into action and swashbuckle your way through this documentary. This is one adventure worth telling.

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A Labor of Love
9 June 2007 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

This documentary on the life and films of the great Douglas Fairbanks is obviously a labor of love by people who care a great deal about the impact that he made on film. Using the knowledge and personal from the Douglas Fairbanks Museum in Texas, they have put together a very informative telling of his growing up years, becoming a hit on Broadway and making it even bigger in movies. Quality of clips varies greatly, but there is a lot to see and enjoy in this 90 minute effort. While the technical side of the sound may not match more professional efforts, the film actually does an excellent job of covering his career. Seeing clips from some of Fairbanks early comedy efforts makes one wish that prints of these films survived in better condition. Also included on the flip side of the DVD are two feature length Fairbanks films: THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1921) and it's 1929 follow-up THE IRON MASK, here presented in its original release format (it was later re-edited for a sound re-issue). While the music tracks for the features is poor, it does give one the opportunity to see two major Fairbanks films. The DVD is offered for a very low price. If you have an interest in the great Douglas Fairbanks, you'll certainly enjoy the documentary.


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