Black Jack

Black Jack

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Jean Franval, Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper

     
 

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In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible.… See more details below

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Overview

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together, the three join a carnival. However, as it becomes clear that the girl is far from crazy, love between Tolly and Belle grows. This story, set in the mid-18th century, is based on a novel by Leon Garfield.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2014
UPC:
0741952772392
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
NR
Source:
Cohen Media Group
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
69,233

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by director Ken Loach New essay by film critic and scholar Peter Tonguette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Franval Black Jack
Stephen Hirst Tolly
Louise Cooper Belle
Packie Byrne Dr. Carmody
Pat Wallis Mrs. Gorgandy
John Young Dr. Hunter
William Moore Mr. Carter
Russell Waters Dr. Jones
Brian Hawksley Hall

Technical Credits
Ken Loach Director,Screenwriter
Andrew Boulton Sound Mixer
Raymond Day Asst. Director
Pierre Donnadieu Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Garnett Producer
Martin Johnson Production Designer
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Sally Nieper Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Pegg Score Composer
Bill Shapter Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Jack
1. The Hanging [10:46]
2. Belle Carter [8:35]
3. Tolly Searches... [19:53]
4. Hatch And His Plan [11:59]
5. Traveling And Young Love [9:41]
6. Jack Returns [9:55]
7. Pandemonium [6:27]
8. Belle Leaves [8:44]
9. The Rescue [7:57]
10. The Truth Revealed [8:10]

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