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Pirates of 1920
A rip-roaring adventure tale with a nod to Jules Verne, as a band of futuristic cut-throats terrorise the skies in their trusty airship.
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.