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The Black Pirate ()


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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

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Princess Isobel (as Miss Billie Dove)
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Duenna (as Miss Tempe Pigett)
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MacTavish (as Mr. Donald Crisp)
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Pirate Lieutenant (as Mr. Sam de Grasse)
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Pirate Captain (as Mr. Anders Randolf)
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Powder Man (as Mr.Charles Stevens)
John Wallace ...
Peg-Leg Pirate (as Mr. John Wallace)
Fred Becker ...
Pirate (as Mr. Fred Becker)
Charles Belcher ...
Chief Passenger - Nobleman (as Mr. Charles Belcher)
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
The Governor (as Mr. D. J. Ratcliffe)
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The Duke of Arnoldo / The Black Pirate (as Mr. Douglas Fairbanks)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nino Cochise ...
Pirate (uncredited)
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Youth (uncredited)
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Princess Isobel in Final Embrace - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)

Directed by

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Albert Parker

Written by

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Douglas Fairbanks ... (story) (as Elton Thomas)
 
Jack Cunningham ... (adapted by)

Produced by

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Douglas Fairbanks ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Mortimer Wilson ... (musical score)

Cinematography by

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Henry Sharp ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Bret Hampton ... video editor (1996)
William Nolan ... (film cutter)

Production Design by

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Carl Oscar Borg ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Carl Oscar Borg ... supervising art director
Edward M. Langley ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Jack Holden ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Robert Stephanoff ... makeup artist: Mr. Fairbanks (uncredited)
George Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Theodore Reed ... manager of production

Art Department

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Jack Holden ... associate artist
Edward M. Langley ... associate artist
Charles Gemora ... set design/sculptures (uncredited)

Stunts

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Stubby Kruger ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles E. Lynch ... still photographer (uncredited)
Roy Musgrave ... cinematographer: Technicolor (uncredited)
Ray Rennahan ... cinematographer: Technicolor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Philip Calvert ... music recordist: 1996
Robert Israel ... music conductor: 1996
Ernst Luz ... music compiler: alternative score (uncredited)

Other crew

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Arthur Ball ... staff: Technicolor
George Cave ... staff: Technicolor
Robert Fairbanks ... general manager
Dwight Franklin ... consultant
Robert Nichols ... consultant
Paul Westerbeck ... film-to-tape transfer: Todd-A-O
P.H.L. Wilson ... marine technician
Arthur Woods ... research director (as Dr. Arthur Woods)
Lotta Woods ... scenario editor
Fred Cavens ... fencing master (uncredited)
Herzl Effensachs ... boat wrangler (uncredited)
Charles Lewis ... assistant: Mr. Fairbanks (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape. Written by David Chappell

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Taglines The Love Story of a Bold Buccaneer See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le pirate noir (France)
  • Der Seeräuber (Germany)
  • Der schwarze Pirat (Germany)
  • El pirata negro (Spain)
  • Il pirata nero (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $1,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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. See more »
Goofs At about 31 minutes into the film, there are several shots of the "Black Pirate" aiming two swivel cannons at the viewer, interspersed with reaction shots of other actors. The first shot shows him in front of a whitish background (eg an overcast sky), the second such shot (a few seconds later) has a pitch black background. All such shots after that have the white background. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »

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