The Black Pirate

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Released 1926

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Director:
Albert Parker
Released:
1926
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The Black Pirate is the 1926 film that invented pirate clich''s. The Duke of Arnoldo (Douglas Fairbanks) is the Black Pirate who vows to avenge his father's death at the hands of pirates. The Black Pirate was the lone survivor of an attack by a band of pirates that killed his father and others. Years after the attack the Black Pirate joins the same rogue band of pirates that committed the murder and they are unaware of who he really is. The Black Pirate joins the gang as they embark on a reign of terror on the high seas, capturing ships, stealing booty, and taking prisoners. It is the last of these that gets the Black Pirate in trouble. Among the prisoners is a young woman at grave risk of sexual assault by the dangerous pirates and the Black Pirate makes it his mission to save her while avenging his father's death.

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Action & Adventure

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Swashbucklers