The Black Pirate with SF Silent Film Festival

(General Event)

Dec 5,2015, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Castro Theatre
Saturday, 12/5, 11:00 am, Castro Theatre, San Francisco
1926, USA, 84 minutes
Directed by Albert Parker
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp
The Black Pirate stars dashing Douglas Fairbanks at his best—full of bravura and charm. The film's spectacular feats of derring-do include exciting swordplay and breathtaking underwater choreography—all in dazzling two-color Technicolor. Fairbanks plays a nobleman who takes the identity of a pirate to infiltrate and wreak revenge on the cutthroats responsible for his father's death. The Black Pirate is not the first pirate story put on film, but probably the most influential. Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance writes, "Fairbanks is resplendent as the bold buccaneer and buoyed by a production brimming with rip-roaring adventure and spiced with exceptional stunts and swordplay, including the celebrated 'sliding down the sails' sequence, arguably the most famous set piece of the entire Fairbanks treasure chest.”
Live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra
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