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Black Jack (1979)

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 »

Director:

Ken Loach (as Kenneth Loach)

Writers:

Leon Garfield (novel), Ken Loach (adapted by) (as Kenneth Loach)
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Cast

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

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1980 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Jack, der Galgenvogel See more »

Filming Locations:

North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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