The Black Pirate


1h 28m 1926
The Black Pirate

Brief Synopsis

A young nobleman infiltrates the band of pirates that killed his father.

Film Details

Genre
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1926
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 8 Mar 1926
Production Company
Elton Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Silent
Color
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,490ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

A Spanish vessel is captured on the high seas by pirates who bind the crew and loot and blow up the ship. The only survivors are Michel and his father: they are marooned on a desert island, and when his father dies, Michel swears to avenge his death. He joins a pirate band and proves himself by capturing a merchant ship singlehanded; thereafter, he is known as The Black Pirate. Falling in love with a girl (The Princess) on the captured ship, he saves her by keeping her hostage and holding her for ransom, but he is caught in an attempt to escape and is forced to walk the plank. Swimming ashore, he returns with a boatload of men to rescue The Princess; the crew scuttle the ship, and, swimming underwater, Michel and his men storm the pirate vessel and capture it. Michel reveals that he is a Spanish duke and offers his hand in marriage to The Princess, which she accepts.

Film Details

Genre
Adventure
Release Date
Jan 1926
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 8 Mar 1926
Production Company
Elton Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Silent
Color
Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,490ft (9 reels)

Articles

The Black Pirate


In this silent film, a young nobleman infiltrates the band of pirates that killed his father.
The Black Pirate

The Black Pirate

In this silent film, a young nobleman infiltrates the band of pirates that killed his father.

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Trivia

Nino Cochise, grandson of the famous Apache chief Cochise was an extra in this movie. It was Nino's second extra job in Hollywood, his first one being in Douglas Fairbank's movie "Robin Hood." He would appear in three other Hollywood productions.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1926

Released in United States 1993

Selected in 1993 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Released in United States 1926

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival June 10 - July 1, 1993.)