Eat your heart out, Johnny Depp! One of the most famous pirate movies and one of the first features shot in stunning 2-strip Technicolor, BLACK PIRATE is a breathless swashbuckler, featuring the gracefully athletic silent superstar Douglas Fairbanks as a man set on avenging his father’s murder. To achieve this, he joins the scurvy bunch of pirates responsible and sets about bringing them to justice. Cue spectacular set-pieces in which Doug does his own stunts and the special effects rely on human agility and a good cameraman instead of a digital effects house. Live Accompaniment. Silents maestro Neil Brand returns to Cornerhouse to provide live improvised piano accompaniment for this gorgeous National Film & TV Archive 35mm restoration.
The Black Pirate
Directed by Albert Parker