The Black Pirate
The Black Pirate (1926)

Sworn to avenge his father's murder, a young aristocrat takes on a new role as an infamous pirate, cheerfully pillaging the seven seas until he achieves proper justice. This rapid-paced, silent Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler, rampant… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 1926
DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's an entertaining, for its time, swashbuckling tale of revenge on the high seas.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Silent Fairbanks has acrobatic Doug and great effects.

Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

The best stunts were actually performed by Richard Talmadge, but Fairbanks is captivating.

Philip French

The authentic, silent, swashbuckling classic, an early two-colour Technicolor production that the athletic Douglas Fairbanks starred in 85 years ago.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good swashbuckler in early Technicolor marred by stiff direction from Parker.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

For this film, Fairbanks scaled back, making it his shortest and least extravagant.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

One of the silent era’s most spectacular action blockbusters… Fairbanks’s astonishing acrobatics remain dazzling today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
one of the first films made entirely in the two-strip technicolor process, fairbanks is always tremendous fun, and it's in public domain so u can watch it… More
Byron Brubaker
This 1926 Douglas Fairbanks adventure vehicle was filmed with an early technicolor process. It is available on DVD with the restored color. Seeing the costumes… More
Aj V
A fantastic pirate movie! I really enjoyed it, it's got adventure, action, excitement, romance, and even technicolor! Fairbanks was an amazing acrobat,… More
Chris Browning
A Classic from the silent-era and a wonderful pirate film that has action, romance and amazing stunts. Douglas Fairbanks is incredible in the lead role and the… More
Alexander Wilson
As far as pirate classics go them this is cinema treat. It was released in 1926. Shot in black and white and above all a silent movie, its still 1.5 hours in… More