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Black Beauty

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1921)

Jessie is the eldest daughter of Squire Gordon. Jack Beckett, a scheming adventurer, attempts to use the recent death of her brother and the mysterious disappearance of 1,000 from the Gordon household to blackmail Jessie into marrying him. Meanwhile, Black Beauty slowly descends from the position of a well-loved pet of a country gentleman to that of an overworked London cab horse. Based on the novel by Anna Sewell.

The original, seven reel release of Black Beauty today survives only in fragments. This video was sourced from a 1929 re-release intended for the home movie market. Though abridged to just two and a half reels, the complete story is preserved along with all of the major action sequences.

 

Starring Jean Paige
Directed by David Smith

 

 

Information

Image quality:

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Definition:

480p SD

Length:

36 minutes

 

Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.

 

Format

  • Stream online or download MP4

 

 

 

 

Also availabile

This film is also available as part of the following video collections and DVDs: