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Pirates of 1920
Pirates of 1920

Pirates of 1920 1911


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Pirates of 1920 1911

14 mins United Kingdom Director. Dave Aylott, A.E. Coleby

A rip-roaring adventure tale with a nod to Jules Verne, as a band of futuristic cut-throats and their black-bearded captain forsake the high seas for the wild blue yonder, terrorising the skies in their trusty airship. After bombing a liner and stealing gold bullion from its hold, the band of ruffians try to make good their escape, with only a valiant naval officer and his sweetheart to bar their way.

The film only survives in the BFI National Archive in an incomplete form, with the last four minutes missing. A synopsis that exists in a contemporary journal indicates that the missing footage shows the naval officer and the police arriving in the nick of time while the airship is still grounded to rout the pirates and rescue the heroine.

Directed by

Dave Aylott

A.E. Coleby


Science Fiction Crime


Unavailable on DVD




United Kingdom



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