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    The Black Pirate (United Artists, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 40.25") Style B. One of the silent era's most spectacular action blockbusters, this film also boasts an experimental early two-strip Technicolor process, making it one of the few color silent films. Douglas Fairbanks stars as a nobleman and sole survivor of a ship seized and blown up by pirates, killing everyone on board, including Fairbanks' father. Fairbanks vows revenge and subsequently joins the pirate crew, walking a fine line by seeming to aid the pirates while actually protecting potential victims and plotting the pirates' ultimate downfall. The epic co-stars the beautiful Billie Dove at the height of her stardom. The film credits Elton Thomas as the screenwriter which was one of Fairbanks' pseudonyms. This gorgeous stone litho poster is the very rare Style B and we are unaware of any other copy in existance! This poster is unrestored and has a single pinhole in each corner and the most minor crossfold and fold separation. The colors are extraordinary and the paper is unbelievably white. Very Fine+.



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