Riding the crest of popularity after his hit films The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Three Musketeers, the silent cinema’s greatest adventure hero crowned his accomplishments with the spectacular Technicolor epic The Black Pirate.
The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers, Michel (Fairbanks) poses as the mysterious Black Pirate and infiltrates a nest of bandits. He mounts an elaborate ploy to earn their trust, reclaim the ship and rescue a kidnapped princess (Billie Dove). Like a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure come to life, The Black Pirate ripples with customary intrigue and a rapid succession of brilliantly inventive stunts. —Kino International