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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, and Silents on the Islands


Image: Exhibitors Trade Review, October 3, 1925

The Black Pirate


This movie was released on March 8, 1926. Many of the scenes were filmed on or around California's Santa Catalina Island. To perfect his form, Douglas Fairbanks was said to be taking lessons in knife throwing, using a cutlass, as well as swimming lessons with swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller. Weissmuller later transitioned to movies and television.


Fortunately, copies of this film do exist and are available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure. 

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