The Black Pirate

1926, U.S., 88m, DCP

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Screened August 23, 2023

Shot in two-strip Technicolor, Douglas Fairbanks had conceived of The Black Pirate years before it was finally made. According to Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance, it was “the most carefully prepared and controlled of Fairbanks’s entire career,” certainly in no small part due to the expense and limitations of the early color process. The resulting film earned high praise from The New York Times, which praised its “unrivaled beauty… mindful of the paintings of the old masters.”

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