The Black Pirate is a 1926 adventure film which tells the story of a young nobleman who infiltrates a ship full of pirates to avenge his father's death. In one long, dramatic scene, Fairbanks acting alone seizes a merchant ship. In another famous scene, he sticks his dagger into the mainsail and rides it all the way down from top to bottom, cutting the sail in half as he goes. The film features many special effects, including some spectacular models of sailing ships
This is a decent looking print but the soundtrack is random classical music not matched in any way to the action. Watching a lighthearted scene of pirates up to their usual tricks backed by a string quartet playing a rather slow, mournful tune makes a mockery of the whole thing.