The Black Pirate

Saturday, June 20 at 2:00pm  |  $10  |

In partnership with the Hollywood Theatre, the Columbia River Theatre Organ Society presents silent cinema's greatest adventure hero: Douglas Fairbanks!

THE BLACK PIRATE (1926): In this quintessential Technicolor swashbuckler epic buoyed by spectacular action sequences, Fairbanks stars as a wealthy nobleman who infiltrates a band of pirates in order to avenge the death of his father.

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.

Mastered from a 35mm negative, this digital restoration carefully recreates the authentic palette of two-strip Technicolor (comprised of varying blends of green and orange), so that modern viewers can savor the photography The New York Times praised as "mindful of the paintings of the old masters."

With live musical accompaniment on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ by organist Dean Lemire!

Our Douglas Fairbanks Silent Cinema Series continues on July 25 with  THE MARK OF ZORRO and August 22 with THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.



Saturday, June 20