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In the Spanish Mountains, the Black Wolf, a bandit, reigns at the head of his band, known as "The Charcoal Burners." Although a robber, the Black Wolf is a benefactor at heart, as is shown ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Reicher

Writers:

Jean Barrymore (story), Margaret Turnbull (scenario)
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Credited cast:
Lou Tellegen ... The Black Wolf
Nell Shipman ... Dona Isabel
Henry Hebert ... Don Phillip (as H.J. Herbert)
James Neill ... Count Ramirez
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Old Luis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Aristi Eulate Juan Aristi Eulate
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In the Spanish Mountains, the Black Wolf, a bandit, reigns at the head of his band, known as "The Charcoal Burners." Although a robber, the Black Wolf is a benefactor at heart, as is shown in his many charitable acts towards the poor and helpless. The Duke rides with the Chancellor to meet the Countess Dona Isabel, the Chancellor's daughter, and on their return trip they come upon the Black Wolf assisting a friend to escape the police. Outnumbered, the Duke's men withdraw, but a price is then placed upon the bandit's capture, "dead or alive." Declaring his love to the Countess, the Duke takes Dona Isabel in his arms, but freeing herself, she starts to run through the forest, the Duke in pursuit. He stumbles and is found by a member of the Black Wolf's band, who takes a ring from him. Isabel meets the Black Wolf, who takes her to the castle, promising to return the following night. He does call, but is discovered by the Duke, who lays his plans to capture him on his next visit. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 February 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sorte Djævel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It is not a story that runs along original lines
7 February 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Lou Tellegen is the featured player in "The Black Wolf," the Lasky release for February 12, but Nell Shipman, who plays opposite him, shares the honors. It is a subject with a happy ending. It is an interesting story, with moments that stir, and it is well told. Margaret Turnbull has made the adaptation from the play of Jean Barrymore. The theme is of a benevolent highwayman, who has been reared by a charcoal burner. The latter has concealed from his ward the fact that he, the Wolf, is a prince of the blood, but the truth comes out in good time, at the psychological moment. It is not a story that runs along original lines; nevertheless in its working out there is introduced a novelty that will appeal. This is the showing of retrospective action in a field so large that the story teller and his two auditors are seated in a corner of a spacious room and in the center of the floor are enacted the incidents that hook up the story with the present, that reveal the identity and the position of the Wolf, thereby clarifying the atmosphere, freeing the Wolf from his bondage and making him free to seek the hand of the Countess in marriage. The production is well staged, with picturesque backgrounds and wealth of costuming. Lou Tellegen gives a pleasing performance. Miss Shipman charms, inspires interest and compels sympathy. The two are well supported. – The Moving Picture World, February 24, 1917


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